Postdoctoral position in multi-material additive manufacturing of functional materials

Postdoctoral position in multi-material additive manufacturing of functional materials

Published Deadline Location
7 Feb today Enschede

Job description

We develop and investigate the fundamental science and engineering of energy materials via additive manufacturing with the aim to tailor and control correlated functions related to thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport, including providing surfaces for thermochemical or electrochemical reactions, conducting electrons and heat, and distributing fluids.

In this project, we aim to manufacture and functionalize 3D-printed structures to create innovative energy materials for heat transfer and or/electrochemical reactions. The materials include multiple metals and ceramic-based composites.

Your role will be to advance current additive manufacturing techniques and conduct innovative research in multi-material additive manufacturing, develop and optimize processes for creating functional materials, explore applications in electrochemical and heat transfer domains, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to achieve research goals, and publish research findings in reputable journals and present at conferences


University of Twente (UT)


  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional, and ambitious colleague, with the following profile
  • You have a Ph.D. in materials science, mechanical engineering, or related fields
  • You have a strong and demonstrable background in Additive Manufacturing
  • Experience with electrochemical and/or heat transfer applications is highly desirable
  • You have a strong background in materials characterization and analysis.
  • Proven track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • You are proficient in English

Conditions of employment

  • As a postdoc researcher at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for 18 months. You will join a very stimulating and exciting scientific environment
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU)
  • Gross salary between € 3.877,- and € 5.090,- per month depending on experience and qualifications
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%
  • A solid pension scheme
  • A minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March 1, 2024, and include (all in one pdf):
  • Curriculum Vitae (including contact information for at least two academic references).
  • A motivation letter explaining your interest in the topic of the research, your skills toward the goals of the project, and your personal traits (maximum one page).

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. Davoud Jafari (

The first (online) job interviews will take place on March 7, 2024.


  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3877—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1642


University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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Make sure to apply no later than 29 Feb 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).