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Postdoctoral Job – Materials Science, Electrocatalyst, Green Hydrogen Production – Oct 2021

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

The Netherlands

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Delft University of Technology invites applications for the Postdoctoral job is to mechanistically study the corrosion behavior of the fabricated electrodes at Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Netherlands – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: October 25, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: 3.548 EURO/Month

Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Qualification Details

It is expected that you will:

  • Setup the experimental platform required for this project
  • Conduct electrochemical spectroscopy, surface analysis and corrosion testing.
  • Suggest, develop and test anti-corrosion methods and materials
  • Communicate the experimental results with supervisors and consortium parties involved.
  • Publish results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
  • Engage in education activities, such as supervising PhD and MSc students.

You should have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in materials science, chemical engineering, or a related area.
  • Experience with corrosion, electrochemistry, and surface analysis.
  • Experience with electrocatalyst materials (preferably).
  • Eager to conduct a multidisciplinary project.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to be a team player in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Excellent fundamental research mindset with application affinity.
  • Self-starter with initiative and ability to set up, organize and execute your research.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Cost reductions throughout the supply chain have made green hydrogen a competitive green energy carrier for industrial and commercial applications. However, large quantities of green hydrogen cannot be supplied cost-effectively and efficiently for different reasons, including the process instability. An important parameter in green hydrogen scale-up is the durability of the electrodes used in electrolyzers.

This postdoc project will be working together with the industrial and academic partners in a large consortium aiming at the development of a novel electrolyzer for green hydrogen production. The main research focus of this postdoc project is to mechanistically study the corrosion behavior of the fabricated electrodes and suggest/develop anti-corrosion methods/coatings together with other project partners.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: TUD01501
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Documents Required

Please apply by 25 October 2021 via the application button and upload your letter of motivation, a detailed CV including a publication list, a summary of academic record or research experience, and names and contact information of three references.

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

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering undertakes innovative research dedicated to developing, producing, characterizing, and manipulating materials, with a focus on metals. Our goal is to enhance fundamental understanding, forming the basis for better performance, a longer life cycle, and preserved functionality, while at the same time improving the sustainable use of resources. With a focus on metals and metal-related materials, the MSE department conducts research dedicated to the sustainable development and characterization of materials that perform better, last longer, enhance functionality, conserve resources, and have a low environmental footprint, bridging the gap between social needs and available resources.

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

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.548 - € 4.474). 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.

This postdoc position has a fixed-term contract of 1 year.

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Contact details

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Peyman Taheri, Assistant Professor, email:, tel: +31 (0)15 278 45 26.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Anita van Vianen, HR-advisor, email:

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