SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Our scientists and experts provide mankind with knowlegde about Earth’s atmosphere and the evolution of the universe.
We marvel at the cosmos and about the earth and its atmosphere. We want to find answers to questions about the earth and the universe that are relevant to mankind, and we do so with the help of our talented employees. We nurture talent and team spirit, and we value a healthy work-life balance.
Why work at SRON?
- We work together on socially and scientifically relevant revelations at a high level in an international and innovative environment.
- You will be offered extensive development opportunities and working conditions. We offer a lot of freedom and opportunities to harmonise your private and professional life.
- You will work in an organisation with respectful and passionate colleagues of all nationalities in well-equipped and modern labs and offices in lively locations in Leiden and Groningen.
Astrophysics Science Programme
Our astrophysicists unravel the history of the universe, from the first stars and black holes to large-scale structure. For this purpose, they are also developing new space instruments and algorithms to interpret their data.
Exoplanets Science Programme
Our exoplanetary scientists study the evolution and formation of planets beyond our solar system, their habitability and possibilities for life. For this purpose, they are also developing new space instruments and algorithms to interpret their data.
Earth Science Programme
The scientists in our Earth programme aim to better understand the Earth’s climate and air quality. They are looking at the role of greenhouse gases and aerosols in the atmosphere. For this purpose, they are developing new space instruments and algorithms to interpret their data.
Technology Science Programme
The scientist in our Technology programme develop groundbreaking, enabling technologies. The technologies allow for breakthrough in the study of the Earth’s atmosphere, enable the characterization of exoplanets, and support astrophysics from the X-ray to the infrared.
Instrument Science Group
The researchers in our Instrument Science group combine all knowledge of instrument physics, such as optics, lithography and cryogenic systems, with expertise in systems engineering and project management. They turn technological breakthroughs into new space instruments.
Our technicians and engineers guarantee the extremely high quality required in space. We can count on them for the high end mechanical, electrical and software design and the realisation of the instruments and setups within our programs.
General Support Group
Our General Support Group includes all teams whose people enable our scientists and experts to achieve our mission. The teams are our secretariats, Housing & Facility, ICT, Human Resources, Finance & Control, Project Office and Communication & Media Relations.
Utrecht > Leiden
Sorbonnelaan 23584 CA Utrecht
Niels Bohrweg 4, 2333 CA Leiden
Welcome to the modern and inspiring new building for SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, which will be erected at the Leiden Bio Science Park in Leiden. The new building will be completed in 2021 and will replace the Utrecht office.
Landleven 12, 9747 AD Groningen
Welcome to SRON Groningen. Will you be one of us by the time we move to the brand new labs, clean rooms and offices in the Feringa building, the new Faculty of Technology and Sciences of the University of Groningen?
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People & Projects
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