If you are an experienced IRMS specialist you may be interested in the postdoc position of a forensic IRMS specialist at the Netherlands Forensic Insitute (NFI) that is offered below.
Do not hesitate to contact me for any questions you may have or if you wish to apply for the position.
With kind regards,
Gerard van der Peijl
Dr Gerard J.Q. van der Peijl,
Senior Forensic Scientist,
Netherlands Forensic Institute of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice,
Laan van Ypenburg 6
2497 GB The Hague
PO Box 24044,
2490 AA The Hague,
tel +31 70 888 62 45 (Gerard van der Peijl)
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Forensic IRMS Scientist
Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), The Hague, The Netherlands.
The NFI is an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice
The Netherlands Forensic Institute offers a postdoc position (3 years) for a Forensic IRMS Scientist (Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry) within the department of Microtraces. The scientist will contribute to the development of forensic IRMS and GC-IRMS applications.
In 2007 and 2010, respectively, the NFI purchased a DeltaV EA-IRMS instrument and a MAT253 GC-IRMS instrument. An important task of the scientist will be to further develop and validate new forensic methods for isotopic analysis of different materials. The scientist will also apply these methods to forensic investigations. IRMS has been demonstrated to be suitable for a wide range of materials encountered in criminal investigations such as comparison of XTC, precursors for narcotics, explosives, tapes used as binding material in murders, comparative document study of threatening letters, comparison of plastic products, and many other types of investigations.
Cooperation within and outside the NFI will be with relevant IRMS and forensic groups worldwide, including human provenancing investigations on the geographical origin of body parts being conducted at the VU University Amsterdam, in collaboration with the NFI. Maintenance and further development of IRMS expertise networks is part of this position. IRMS is well anchored within the NFI and is often used in conjunction with available NFI techniques such as (LA-)ICPMS, XRF, XRD, SEM-EDX, GC-MS and LC-MS(-MS) for characterization of materials. Combining the results of these techniques within a criminal investigation can result in stronger conclusions. Also external expertise and techniques can be used. Results for newly developed methods will be published in professional journals and presented at conferences and symposia. In addition, the IRMS scientist will disseminate knowledge about forensic (GC-)IRMS applications to further the awareness of the partners of this technique.
A training program is offered to assist in fullfilling the above tasks.
The candidate is required to have a solid theoretical knowledge of and thorough practical experience with IRMS. In addition, the candidate must have the skills to help making forensic IRMS applications part of regular criminal investigations.
An academic degree with specialization in analytical chemistry or geochemistry may be a starting point. The candidate should have extensive hands-on experience with IRMS and preferentially also with GC-IRMS. A broad scientific interest and general interest in society is required. Good contact skills. Experience with transfer of expertise. Result oriented and quality conscious. Strong in problem analysis and creative. Good verbal and written fluency in the English language. Can work both independently and as part of teams.
Based on a full working week the maximum annual salary is € 61,155 (gross), depending on knowledge and experience. The starting salary is in principle lower than this final salary.
The contract is in principle for 3 years.
With 568 colleagues (2011 figure) the NFI (http://english.forensischinstituut.nl/) is worldwide one of the largest national forensic institutes and delivers a full service package.
The NFI supplies high-quality forensic services using state-of-the-art technology and science. Driven NFI professionals focus collectively on the timely delivery of comprehensive, objective and necessary multidisciplinary forensic investigations, over thirty expertise areas such as DNA, pathology and toxicology, but also including digital technology and weapons. The results play an important role in criminal investigation, prosecution and litigation.
In all cases, the NFI is involved in matters that directly affect daily life. This makes working for the NFI so special. Because justice affects people.
To apply, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to
Dr. G. (Gerard) J.Q. van der Peijl, senior scientist
T: +31 70 888 6245
E: [log in to unmask]
I shall also gladly answer any questions.
You will receive a notice that we have received your application by e-mail.
We aim to have enough suitable candidates within two weeks after publishing this position.