Postdoc Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy

Postdoc Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy

Published Deadline Location
19 Mar 15 May Delft
Enable groundbreaking research and contribute to world-class education as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the TU Delft Reactor Institute, shaping the future of positron research.

Job description

As a Postdoctoral Researcher at the TU Delft Reactor Institute, you will play a pivotal role in advancing the scientific utilization of our Positron facilities. You will become an acknowledged expert in the field of position techniques and your key responsibilities will include:

  • User Support and Training: You will provide training and assistance to users, guiding them in utilizing the Positron facilities effectively for their research endeavors.
  • Data Interpretation and Analysis: Analyzing scientific data generated by experiments, you will offer insights and guidance to users, aiding in the interpretation of results and recommending strategies for sample preparation and data analysis.
  • Instrument Optimization: Collaborating closely with users and instrument technicians, you will contribute to the adaptation and optimization of the Positron facilities to maximize experimental outcomes.
  • Continuous Development: Drive improvements in the Positron facilities, focusing on enhancing resolution, accuracy, and measurement speed through the introduction of innovative detection designs and sample environments.
  • Promotion and Networking: Promote our facility within the global scientific community by participating in conferences, organizing workshops, and disseminating research findings through publications. Establish and nurture relationships with universities, research institutes, and industry partners in the Netherlands, showcasing the value of positron-based research for R&D activities.

You will work closely with a dedicated team of technicians and fellow researchers, fostering a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation. In addition, you will receive training and support to expand your expertise and excel in your role. We intend to secure additional funding enabling transition of this postdoctoral position into a permanent instrument scientist position within three years.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

You hold a PhD in a subject related to physical science, life science, materials science, engineering or another relevant field.

  • You have experience in the field of positron annihilation spectroscopy (or a closely related field) gained in previous research and development roles, in-depth knowledge of the potential of the technique and a drive to learn all there is to know about positron annihilation spectroscopy for state-of-the art future development and optimization.
  • You have a keen interest in the other techniques and instruments used at the TU Delft Reactor Institute, enabling you to harness the full potential of our facilities for our users and build the best possible solutions as a team.
  • You have a drive to contribute to research and education, and become a nationally and internationally acknowledged expert in the field of positron techniques.
  • You harness your communication and social skills to interact with users whom you’ll train, support and advise.
  • You enjoy building and maintaining a network of potential users, focusing on strengthening the radiation-related research capabilities of the Dutch academic world and industry in particular.
  • You have a good command of English as you will be working in an international community and supporting students and researchers from across the globe.  

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: onbepaalde tijd.

  • An A salary based on scale 10 of the collective agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities between €3,226 and €5,090 gross per month, plus an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • excellent pension scheme at ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Health insurance discounts.
  • A flexible working week.
  • 232 hours of annual leave (based on a 38-hour working week). Your individual choice budget allows you to buy additional hours, or sell surplus hours.
  • An extensive education and training offering.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Access to our Health Coach Programme stimulating healthy working and vitality.

Employer

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!

Department

TU Delft| Reactor Institute

The TU Delft| Reactor Institute is the Dutch knowledge center for nuclear technology and radiation-related research and education. It manages a unique research reactor (2.3 MW), irradiation facilities and radiation-related research instruments. The TU Delft |Reactor Institute facilitates researchers and users of various research disciplines. Its research focuses mainly on materials for energy conversion and storage, and health technology for imaging, diagnosis and therapy with radionuclides and protons. It provides education to students from various programs within TU Delft, and professionals.

Additional information

We offer a three-year postdoc contract for 32-40 hours a week (1 fte), which we hope to convert into a permanent contract when the financial situation allows.

If you would you like to know more about this role, please contact Jeroen Plomp, [Head of instrument group] at [+31634575624] or [j.plomp@tudelft.nl].

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD05171

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Application procedure

Are you our new positron annihilation instrument expert? Upload your motivation and CV using the application button below before  [15-05-2024]. Please address your application to Jeroen Plomp [Head of instrument group]. The initial interviews will take place in May/June

Application procedure

Application procedure

Are you our new positron annihilation instrument expert? Upload your motivation and CV using the application button below before  [15-05-2024]. Please address your application to Jeroen Plomp [Head of instrument group]. The initial interviews will take place in May/June

Make sure to apply no later than 15 May 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).