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Job opportunity | Associate or Full professor in Geo Energy (1.0 FTE) (220004)

22 January 2020


The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer first-rate education and research in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, from classical disciplines such as mathematics, physics and mechanical engineering, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence and energy and environmental sciences. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world.

The position we offer will be embedded in the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG). This growing institute comprises of 5 groups (“base units”) with a total of over 100 staff. This growing institute comprises of 5 groups (“base units”) with a total of over 100 staff. Research in the institute varies from experimental laboratory and field studies to model studies and research into the interaction between scientific knowledge and society. Key words are Energy Systems, “circular resource” systems and Carbon Cycle and Climate.

Job description

We are looking for an associate or full professor in Geo Energy in the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG). The candidate will chair the Geo Energy (GE) group within ESRIG. The research of the GE group is primarily focused on the Netherlands with its declining gas reserves, its “induced seismicity” (earthquake) problems associated with gas extraction, and increasing population and energy needs.
Research subjects include (the interplay between) safe subsurface storage of CO2 (CCS) and induced seismicity problems, geothermal energy exploitation and other avenues of new energy sources. All of these national/regional subjects must be studied in close view of both economical and social feasibility. Furthermore, the focus is on how sustainable exploitation of the subsurface with simultaneous and multiple forms of energy extraction and storage in a densely populated country like the Netherlands must be organised.
On a global scale, a new avenue to be explored is the proliferation of mineral components which are a necessity for the transition towards new energy sources and storage facilities. Here a close interaction is possible with LCA and “circular economy” specialists elsewhere in ESRIG.

More information

Please visit the official job opportunities page of the University for more information and application.

Last modified:22 January 2020 3.03 p.m.

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