Postdoc position Modeling the transition to fossil free industrial clusters

Postdoc position Modeling the transition to fossil free industrial clusters

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27 May 28 Jun Delft

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, analytical, and proactive postdoc to work on the research project  "Unraveling the Impacts of Using Alternative Raw Materials in Industrial Clusters". You will work together with Prof Ramírez and three Ph.D. students to further develop a bottom-up model that allows assessing the system impacts of using alternative sources of carbon (biomass, CO2, waste) to replace fossil fuels in existing chemical industries. The project aims to understand how existing interconnections within and between processes could block or drive the use of alternative carbon sources in industrial clusters. This is a knowledge gap that needs to be addressed if we are to move towards a fossil fuel free chemical industry in the future. Your work will aim to explore new modeling strategies to study the transformation of chemical industrial clusters, thereby contributing to the development of new insights and knowledge to guide the transition of the industrial sector in the coming decades. You will be part of the research group lead by prof Andrea Ramirez on industrial defossilization. The group is part of the Process System Engineering section (department of Chemical Engineering) at TU Delft.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for a researcher who:

  • wants to contribute to the transition of the chemical industry.
  • has recently completed a PhD in the field of system analysis, process system engineering, chemical engineering or alike.
  • has an academic background in mathematics and or engineering.
  • has strong analytical and communication skills.
  • has hands-on experience in mathematical modeling.
  • enjoys working in an interdisciplinary group and is a team player.

Very good communication and writing skills in the English language are required.         

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 15 months.

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.

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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 Applied Sciences

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD05379


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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