PDEng position on Corrosion Monitoring and Control

PDEng position on Corrosion Monitoring and Control

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19 Sep 10 Oct Enschede

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Job description

Are you interested in high-end technological design?

Then, the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme Maintenance is very interesting for you. The PDEng programme is a 2-year post MSc technological programme with a focus on technological design. This programme at the University of Twente contains an educational part that will be followed at the University, and a design project that will be carried out in collaboration with a number of companies, i.e. the National Aerospace Center NLR, Endures, TU Delft and Ministry of Defence. The educational programme will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the design project. In collaboration with the companies, high level, creative and new designs for complex maintenance issues will be aimed at.


University of Twente (UT)


We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates (or graduates with several years of experience) in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Candidates should have a demonstrable affinity with corrosion as well as with design and multidisciplinary assignments. Besides, you must have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions/creating designs for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character. Important professional skills are Dutch and English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection. An interview will be part of the selection procedure. Moreover, as the project is executed in close collaboration with the Ministry of Defence, also a security screening will be part of the procedure, and a NATO citizenship is required. 


Please send your letter of motivation, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications before October 10, 2018 through the link below. 

If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the PDEng programme in Maintenance, please contact Prof.dr.ir T. Tinga.

  • Email: t.tinga@utwente.nl
  • Telephone: +31(0) 53 489 3973
  • General information about PDEng programmes you can find at our website.

Conditions of employment

We offer a contract for 24 months. During these two years you follow a tailor made post-master design programme with a combination of education (~50%) and working on a design project (~50%). The salary will be € 1.865 gross per month. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.

On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET)
is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: MIRA, CTIT, SBE and IGS.



  • PhD positions
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • max. €1865 per month
  • University Graduate
  • 1005661


University of Twente (UT)

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