Post-doc: Novel materials and innovative instrumentation for energy transition

Post-doc: Novel materials and innovative instrumentation for energy transition

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15 Mar 30 Apr Delft

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Job description

As a member of this team, your primary role will be to design and develop novel fixed bed reactors, optimizing their heating methods to achieve maximum efficiency. You will use both thermocatalytic and microwave-based cold plasma techniques to activate chemical reactions, aiming to enhance product yield. Working closely with a team of experienced researchers and technicians, you will collaborate to develop new technologies that can transform the energy landscape, achieving sustainability through innovation. In addition to your research responsibilities, you will also have the opportunity to supervise bachelor's and master's students, sharing your knowledge and expertise with the next generation of researchers in the field. Through this role, you will be able to contribute to the growth and development of the scientific community, furthering our collective understanding of how to create sustainable sources of energy.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The successful candidate should possess a PhD, or have a PhD thesis submission planned prior to commencing the position. The candidate should have a robust background in continuous flow fixed bed reactors and practical experience working with various PID controllers and analytical instruments. Knowledge of materials synthesis is also preferred. Candidates with previous experience in cold-plasma and microwave techniques for chemical activation will have an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 24 months.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


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!



The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.

The Department of Chemical Engineering promotes the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in chemical engineering, with a focus on materials for energy and health applications. We aspire to improve the quality of life in a sustainable society through discovery and innovation, the quality of life of our graduates through inspiration and teaching, and the quality of life of our peers through collaboration and exchange. With a proud heritage in chemical engineering, the department seeks to break new ground in areas where molecular understanding and engineering design meet.


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD03636


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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