Postdoc Position in Dynamic Risk/Resilience-based Approach to Maintenance & Optimized System Design

Postdoc Position in Dynamic Risk/Resilience-based Approach to Maintenance & Optimized System Design

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18 May 25 Jun Delft

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Translating sensing data into risk or resilience provides evidence for optimized maintenance and system design. Join us as a PostDoc to develop the resilience based approach with smart sensing.

Job description

Risk and resilience are two carriers of safety. They are often used to support design and opertional decisions in engineering. In this project, we aim to develop innovative resilience-based approach for maintenance and design of offshore systems, with a particular focus on naval ships. Naval vessels are valuable national assets. They are expensive to build and maintain, leading to many navies to seek to extend service-life and maximize operability using improved environmental sensing and planned maintenance intervals. The scientific contribution of this project aims to develop resilience modeling method and use it to support decision-making in asset integrity management using smart onboarding sensing. 

This Postdoc position is expected to conduct research on the above topic. Since this project is part of a NWO granted project, titled FUSION. The Postdoc fellow is also expected to work together with other researchers in this project to develop ecoomomic and safety analysis relating vessel performance metrics to proposed actions and cost/risk of delay. 

Other research and teaching responsibilities will be discussed and agreed upon mutual interests between the Postdoc and the supervisor. This may possibly include research proposal preparation, research team development, guest lecturing or co-teaching. 


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


*A PhD degree or equipvalent background in safety science, offshore safety or related areas, predictive maintenance, risk management preferrably with a Bachelor degree in Mechenical Engineering, Safety Engineering; 
*A proven track-record and interest in quantitative resilience assessment, risk-based approach, risk management, safety and security science; 
*Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplnary team;
* Able to do independent research and have excellent writing and publication skills. 

You are expected to performa high quality and international visble reearch with publications in peer-review journals. You will be supervised by dr. Ming Yang (Safety and Security Science Section, TPM)

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.


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!


Faculty Technology, Policy and Management

The Faculty of TPM provides an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security. TPM does this with its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy. We combine insights from both engineering and social sciences as well as the humanities. TPM develops robust models and designs, is internationally oriented and has an extensive network of knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD03966


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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