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Postdoctoral position in multi-material additive manufacturing of functional materials

Are you interested in pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing and advancing functional materials? We invite enthusiastic and skilled researchers to join our dynamic team for a postdoctoral position in multi-material additive manufacturing!

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Key takeaways

  • Hours
    40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 3,877 - € 5,090
  • Deadline
    29 Feb 2024

We develop and investigate the fundamental science and engineering of energy materials via additive manufacturing with the aim to tailor and control correlated functions related to thermodynamics, kinetics, and transport, including providing surfaces for thermochemical or electrochemical reactions, conducting electrons and heat, and distributing fluids.

In this project, we aim to manufacture and functionalize 3D-printed structures to create innovative energy materials for heat transfer and or/electrochemical reactions. The materials include multiple metals and ceramic-based composites.

Your role will be to advance current additive manufacturing techniques and conduct innovative research in multi-material additive manufacturing, develop and optimize processes for creating functional materials, explore applications in electrochemical and heat transfer domains, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to achieve research goals, and publish research findings in reputable journals and present at conferences

Your profile

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional, and ambitious colleague, with the following profile
  • You have a Ph.D. in materials science, mechanical engineering, or related fields
  • You have a strong and demonstrable background in Additive Manufacturing
  • Experience with electrochemical and/or heat transfer applications is highly desirable
  • You have a strong background in materials characterization and analysis.
  • Proven track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • You are proficient in English

Our offer

  • As a postdoc researcher at UT, you will be appointed to a full-time position for 18 months. You will join a very stimulating and exciting scientific environment
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU)
  • Gross salary between € 3.877,- and € 5.090,- per month depending on experience and qualifications
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%
  • A solid pension scheme
  • A minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March 1, 2024, and include (all in one pdf):

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. Davoud Jafari (davoud.jafari@utwente.nl).

The first (online) job interviews will take place on March 7, 2024.

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About the organisation

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.

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Jafari, D. (Davoud)

Jafari, D. (Davoud)
Assistant Professor

Jafari, D. (Davoud)
Assistant Professor

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Step 1

When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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