Post-Doctoral Researcher position in computational modeling of a thermochemical heat transformer

University of Twente
March 10, 2024
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This position is part of a large project recently funded by the European Union's IPCEI program. Here, the University of Twente together with academic/research organizations and industrial partners join forces in the development of a sustainable data center.

We have an open postdoctoral position available in the research domain of advanced thermochemistry. The job includes the computational modeling of a novel thermochemical heat transformer for upgrading low-temperature waste heat from the data center. You will be part of a team of experienced and ambitious PhDs striving for scientific excellence within the stated science domain. You will be offered the ability to work closely together with existing Ph.D. candidates to develop your leadership and mentorship abilities.

Project aim and description:

You will lead the development of numerical models for thermochemical heat transformers for data center waste heat upgrade systems. You will use X-ray tomography methods to perform pore-scale simulations to understand the heat and mass transfer limitations in structured thermochemical materials developed using additive manufacturing techniques. You will also develop the numerical models for designing the prototype scale thermochemical heat transformers. Furthermore, you will be responsible for investigating the complete system including efficient heat management, and performing a techno-economic analysis. You will also be responsible for report writing and interaction with the project partners.

Your first responsibility is to carry out the research, but you are also encouraged to acquire teaching experience. We support you in broadening your knowledge by joining international exchange programs, participating in national and international conferences and workshops, and visiting industrial companies, research institutes, and universities worldwide.

Your profile
  • We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and self-driven researcher.
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, or other relevant science, engineering, or technology subject area.
  • You have expertise in advanced thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer model development for chemical processes.
  • You think independently, develop creative and original work, and are a problem solver with excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • You want to work in international and multi-disciplinary environments.
  • You are proficient in English, both speaking and writing.
  • You have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books.
  • You will mainly work on research and will be engaged in developing research project proposals. You may also be engaged in teaching activities (not the main duty). You will have the possibility to extend your network.
  • Our offer
  • Interesting temporary research position in a dynamic and international environment, combining the benefits of academic research with a topic of high industrial relevance.
  • Excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment, and a green and lively campus with lots of sports facilities and an international scientific community. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO).
  • You will be appointed to a temporary full-time Postdoc position for 1,5 years. This position can be extended up to 3 years based on satisfactory performance evaluation.
  • Gross salary between € 3.877,- and € 5.090,- per month depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent benefits include a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • You can make use of excellent facilities for professional and personal development and a training program in which you and your supervisor will make up a plan for additional suitable education and supervision.
  • You will receive good secondary conditions, in accordance with the collective labor agreement CAO-NU for Dutch universities.
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers, and other university staff.
  • Information and application

    Are you interested in being part of our team? Please send your application by March 10, 2024, via the "apply now" button and include:

  • a cover letter (maximum one A4 page), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications Please specify the relevance of your experience to the required technical background, and motivations to apply for this position.
  • a detailed CV including a publication list, relevant courses attended, and contact details of at least 3 references.
  • For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Dr. Abhishek Kumar Singh ([email protected]).

    The first (online) jobinterviews will take place March 18, 2024.

    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.

    Want to know more Singh, A.K. (Abhishek)

    Assistant Professor

    Singh, A.K. (Abhishek)

    Assistant Professor

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