Assistant Professor Multiscale Analysis of Polymer Composites

Assistant Professor Multiscale Analysis of Polymer Composites

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Job description

Would you like to make an impact with your research and inspire students? Work at a true campus university with a pleasant atmosphere? Then you will find this role an excellent fit.

We are looking for enthusiastic Assistant Professor to expand our new group of Computational Design of Structural Materials. We are looking for an individual who will contribute to maintaining our welcoming, inclusive, diverse and inspiring environment for our students, and whose expertise in Multiscale Analysis of Polymer Composites will complement and enhance our existing research capabilities.

About the job

As an assistant professor a successful applicant will work in the new group of Computational Design of Structural Materials within the Department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces and Systems (MS3) of the Faculty of Engineering Technology. You should have the ambition of establishing independent research in the field of Multiscale Analysis of Polymer Composites, working in close collaboration with colleagues from various research groups, external academics and industrial partners

In this position you will focus on multi-scale numerical modelling of the microstructure-property relations in polymer composite materials, including the interphases and interfaces between the constituents contained. Affinity with experimental characterization in this field is considered a plus. With your expertise, you will further strengthen our position in the optimization of processing and performance of elastomers, polymers and polymer composites.

Your teaching duties will contribute to the educational programs in Mechanical Engineering on bachelor, master and doctorate level. You will also supervise students in their graduation assignments, and you will contribute towards the supervision of the PhD candidate(s). In time, there are opportunities to develop your career further and grow into the role of Associate Professor.

All your work will take place on the beautiful, green campus in Twente. Want to know more about the UT? Take a look here: [green campus University of Twente](,

About the department and the research

Materials and manufacturing processes for light-weight structural applications is one of the central themes for the MS3 department. Various research groups are involved in this research area, including Computational Design of Structural Materials, Production Technology, Mechanics of Polymeric Materials, Elastomer Technology and Engineering, and Nonlinear Solid Mechanics. We closely work together with industry to solve today's and tomorrow's problems by improving scientific understanding of the underlying physics and by developing 'design for manufacturing' tools.

We are one of the founders of the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) and the Elastomer Competence Centre (ECC), and have access to excellent infrastructure in materials processing, testing and analysis.


University of Twente (UT)


  • A PhD degree in technical sciences;
  • Your research expertise is within the field of computational micro-mechanics analyses in structural materials with a link to experimental characterization and validation;
  • Affinity with experimental characterization is considered a plus;
  • The experience in research is apparent from publications in reputable academic journals, presentations in international scientific conferences and other academic activities;
  • A team player who proactively searches collaboration with adjoining research chairs within the department Mechanics of Solids Surfaces and Systems (MS3) at the University of Twente and beyond;
  • Affinity for collaboration with the Dutch and European industry and with government agencies that are involved in advanced materials;
  • Experience in teaching in the sketched research field and you hold a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) for Dutch Universities, a similar qualification, or are willing to obtain this;
  • Good communication skills and an excellent command of English.

Conditions of employment

We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

We offer you:
  • A fulltime position for 1 year, with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation;
  • A gross salary between € 3.807,- and € 5.922,- per month, depending on experience and qualifications, a 30% tax ruling option and solid pension scheme;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners.


  • Assistant professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3807—€5922 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 297


University of Twente (UT)

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