Postdoc in Machine Learning-driven Modeling of Metallic Microstructures

Postdoc in Machine Learning-driven Modeling of Metallic Microstructures

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16 Nov 7 Jan Delft

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Do you have a keen interest in accelerating materials design with cutting-edge machine learning, while receiving great mentorship to advance your career? Join our dynamic research team!

Job description

The challenge:
Contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of materials science by developing innovative machine learning-driven models for the analysis and prediction of complex metallic microstructures. This role presents a unique opportunity to address critical questions related to the structure-property relationships of metals, unlocking new possibilities for engineering and design in various industries.

Our vision:
By developing advanced data-driven models and analytical tools, we aim to enhance our understanding of how thermomechanical processing parameters influence the microstructural features and in turn, the mechanical properties of metallic materials. Through this, we hope to accelerate the development of next-generation materials with improved performance, impacting a wide range of applications.

Why join us?

  • Lead a pioneering project at the forefront of machine learning and materials science.
  • Work with international collaborators from diverse disciplines.
  • Access state-of-the-art resources and computational facilities.
  • Supervise PhD and MSc researchers.
  • Receive mentorship and support in developing your academic career.

This will be a 3-year Postdoc position embedded in the research group of Dr. Sid Kumar (


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Why join us?

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., materials science, mechanical engineering, applied mechanics).
  • Experienced in machine learning for scientific applications.
  • Strong programming skills (Python, PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc.).
  • A passion for cutting-edge research and the drive to solve complex problems.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.


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.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

From chip to ship. From machine to human being. From idea to solution. Driven by a deep-rooted desire to understand our environment and discover its underlying mechanisms, research and education at the 3mE faculty focusses on fundamental understanding, design, production including application and product improvement, materials, processes and (mechanical) systems.

3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with high-tech lab facilities and international reach. It’s a large faculty but also versatile, so we can often make unique connections by combining different disciplines. This is reflected in 3mE’s outstanding, state-of-the-art education, which trains students to become responsible and socially engaged engineers and scientists. We translate our knowledge and insights into solutions to societal issues, contributing to a sustainable society and to the development of prosperity and well-being. That is what unites us in pioneering research, inspiring education and (inter)national cooperation.

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04613


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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