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Postdoc Job – MENENS project, TUDelft, Netherlands 2022

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology), Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering offers Postdoc Modelling of dynamic dredging processes for loading of a Methanol fueled combustion engine – Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 12 months
Salary: € 3.561 - € 4.490 per month

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Delft , The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

We are seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic Postdoc candidate who has expertise in the dynamic modelling of fluid systems, pumps or other hydro machinery. You have obtained a PhD degree recently in the relevant field.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The MENENS project develops adaptable energy system solutions for ships with methanol as a fuel with a broad consortium across the Dutch maritime sector, from fleet owner to ship designer and from shipyard to (specialist) supplier. In this project, Delft University of Technology performs applied and fundamental research into methanol engine technology, methanol reforming for fuel cells, and integration of methanol engines, fuel cells and batteries in DC systems and in ships.

The Postdoc position in this project focusses on the application of methanol as a fuel on board of a dredging vessel. For this purpose a combustion engine that runs on methanol will be developed. This engine will be tested in a laboratory setting using a programmable resistance bank which has to be programmed with realistic dynamic loads that are typical for dredging operations.

It is your task to develop a dynamic model which simulates the for instance the dynamic behavior of a pump – pipeline – drive system, for instance (but not limited to) the slurry flow in a suction pipe with draghead and pump of a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge.

These simulations lead to the load case that will be tested on the actual methanol driven engine.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: TUD01916
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Are you interested in this position, please apply by 6 February 2022 via the application button and upload a detailed CV including your contact information, a list of courses taken and grades obtained, contact information of at least two referees and a copy of (or link to) your PhD thesis.

The available position will be filled as soon as possible (i.e. once a suitable candidate is found). This means that the selection of candidates will already start before the application deadline.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Department

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? This video will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

About the Employer: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Note or Other details

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.561 - € 4.490 per month). 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.

The position has a fixed-term contract of 12 months.


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Contact details

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Cees van Rhee, email:

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR Advisor, email:

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