Postdoc Data-driven Modelling in Turbulence Modelling and Fluid-Structure Interaction

Postdoc Data-driven Modelling in Turbulence Modelling and Fluid-Structure Interaction

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26 Oct 3 Dec Delft

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Job description

The candidate will perform both scale-resolved and RANS simulations of turbulent flows within reactor components and use the datasets to develop ML-driven tools for predicting the frequency response and damping of the structural components, with the final goal to develop models that predict TIV, with confidence intervals, at low cost.

The position is part of the European project GO-VIKING which aims to improve the safety of contemporary nuclear reactors and the reliable design evaluation of new reactor concepts. Overall we aim to improve the viability and safety of nuclear energy as a clean power source.

The candidate will be embedded in the Aerodynamics Section, of the Aerospace Faculty at TU Delft, and the AI-Fluids lab, and work in collaboration with both experienced researchers and PhD candidates working on turbulent flows and artificial intelligence.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD (or soon to graduate) in engineering, physics or maths.
  • Strong background in fluid mechanics (e.g. PhD thesis on a fluids-related topic).
  • Strong background in mathematics (e.g. ML, uncertainty quantification, data-assimilation).
  • Proficiency in the English language, both oral and written.
  • Be able to work in a team with other researchers.

The following skills are also highly appreciated:

  • Knowledge of turbulent flows and CFD.
  • Knowledge of uncertainty quantification and ML.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (C++, Python).
  • Experience with high performance and parallel computing.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (based on scale 10: €3,226.00 - €5,090.00). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

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Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 270 PhD candidates and close to 3000 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond. 

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04597


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