Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology TUDelft, The Netherlands

Postdoc Job in iTree 2.0 at TU Delft, Netherlands 2022

The Netherlands

Postdoc Job in iTree 2.0 is available for doctoral degree candidates in Industrial Design Engineering at the Faculty Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft (Delft University of Technology), Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Faculty Industrial Design Engineering

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • Expertise and knowledge of co-creation (participatory) workshops;
  • Knowledge of speculative design, not necessarily previous application of the methodology required;
  • Demonstration of stakeholder management skills;
  • Demonstration of publication track record via first author and/or second author publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences;
  • Teaching experience at Bachelor or Master level is valued;
  • Demonstration of knowledge and interest in design for climate adaptation;
  • Demonstration of knowledge and interest in use of data in the design process.


Responsibilities/Job Description

iTree 2.0 NL is a ClickNL funded project consisting of 30 partners spanning bio science, data science, local municipalities, design agencies and engineering firms. The project is led by via Dr. Rene van de Velde of TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and Dr. Rebecca Price of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. The project objective is to develop next-generation metrics and methodologies for urban forestry and climate resilience in Dutch cities. This Post Doc position will work in the 3rd work package. This workpackage aims to synchronize the technical potential of i-Tree as a tool for integrating the cooling performance and growth curves of urban trees to relevant stakeholder needs in urban Dutch environments. As Post Doc, you will work closely with Dr Rebecca Price to lead workpackage three and the delivery of the iTree 2.0 NL project overall. You will also be required do a small amount of teaching in the Master of Strategic Product Design course.  The preferred start date for the postion is 01-10-2022. Your primary duties will be:

  • Preparing, conducting and analysing participatory workshops with consortium and extra-consortium stakeholders;
  • Structuring and managing the speculative design process in partnership with MVRDV (Dutch Architecture firm);
  • Carrying out reporting activities through written and verbal media;
  • Supervising Master thesis students on iTree Work-package themes;
  • Designing and evaluating design prototypes of Workpackage 3 in combination with AMS Institute, MVRDV and Arcadis.


How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: TUD02369

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

Faculty Industrial Design Engineering

Matching the evolution of people with the speed of the revolution of technology. This is the focus of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE). Delft designers act as a bridge between advances in technology and the needs of people, organisations and society to create products, services and systems with purpose.

IDE is a leader in design research across the application areas of mobility, sustainability and health, as well as its development of design tools and methods. A 350-strong research team and over 2,000 students work together in our inspiring hall, labs and studios.

In close cooperation with industry, the public sector and NGOs we rehearse possible futures in research and education to design for a complex future.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.


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Note or Other details

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 we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

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Contact details

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Rebecca Price (Assistant Professor) via email: [email protected]

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