All our vacancies involve paid labour agreements and are advertised on multiple locations on the web, in particular here. To apply, candidates should meet the criteria and follow the guidelines in the advertisement. This also applies to vacant PhD positions. Please, do not send an application to the Graduate School of Geosciences or to professors if no job opening is announced.

Note that it is only in rare exceptions, and only upon strong recommendations from one or more of our own professors, that we will accept a scholarship PhD. All PhD scholarships should cover 4 years. In addition to a personal allowance for costs of housing and living, a benchfee to cover research and training costs may be required. We don't offer any scholarships for PhD students ourselves.

Management support and secretariats

Please be aware that the department is housed on multiple locations!

Secretariat Vening Meinesz building A, Princetonlaan 8A, room 268 or 278:

Secretariat Earth Simulation Lab, Princetonlaan 4, room 0.08:

Student information

Prospective students:

Prospective BSc students:
Prospective MSc students:

Current students:

Student Affairs Geosciences:
Management support Educational Board Earth Sciences: Ingrid Beekman

Research groups and locations

Location Princetonlaan 8A (Vening Meinesz  Building A, 2nd and 3rd floor)

  • Mantle dynamics
  • Petrology
  • Sedimentology
  • Seismology
  • Structural geology / electronmicroscopy
  • Tectonophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Marine palynology & paleoceanography
  • Organic geochemistry
  • Stratigraphy & Paleontology

Location Princetonlaan 4 (Earth Simulation Laboratory)

  • Experimental rock deformation / H.P.T Laboratory
  • Tectonics / TecLab

Location Budapestlaan 17 (inside botanical gardens)

  • Paleomagnetism / Fort Hoofddijk


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