Postdoc in Weather-Climate-Energy Modelling and Visualisation

Postdoc in Weather-Climate-Energy Modelling and Visualisation

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6 Dec 12 Jan Delft

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Do you want to work on leading energy system modelling tools like and Calliope?Do you want to contribute to open-source software and develop your skills as a scientific programmer?Do you want to join a lively interdisciplinary research group at one of the world’s leading public research universities?

Job description

We are hiring a postdoc to start as soon as possible, but by April 2024 at the latest. The position is initially funded for two years, with possibility for a two-year extension subject to funding.

Your main responsibilities will be:

In addition to these main responsibilities, you will have time to drive your own research agenda forward and develop your own novel research ideas within the framing of our research group.

Contribution to the supervision of PhD and MSc students, and to teaching at the MSc level, is a possibility, although the main focus of the position is research.

You will be working with Stefan Pfenninger, Associate Professor of Energy System Modelling (see and join a lively community of internationally renowned interdisciplinary energy researchers in the Department of Engineering Systems and Services. Our faculty hosts a diverse group of people from different countries and disciplines, and we welcome candidates that contribute to and enjoy this diversity.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for somebody either with energy, meteorology, or climate domain experience, wanting to go more into programming and scientific software, or somebody with programming and scientific software development focus, wanting to go more into energy-meteorology-climate domain applications.

These are the hard requirements:

  • PhD degree. You must have successfully defended by the starting date.
  • Programming and data analysis. You have demonstrable skills using high-level programming languages like Python, R or Julia. Ideally, you know and have used NetCDF/HDF5 along with the scientific Python software stack.
  • Flair for and interest in data visualisation.
  • Designing, planning, and implementing research projects: your publication record shows that during your PhD you have acquired the skills to be an autonomous researcher.
  • You have very good written and spoken communication skills in English (Dutch is not required).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 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 Technology, Policy and Management

The Faculty of TPM provides an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security. TPM does this with its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy. We combine insights from both engineering and social sciences as well as the humanities. TPM develops robust models and designs, is internationally oriented and has an extensive network of knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 30—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD04688


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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