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Assistant Professor in Biochemical physics of structures (Tenure track)

The candidate is expected to contribute to fundamental understanding of material degradation and aging processes on nano-, micro- and macroscale in …

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Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3637 - € 5656 per maand


The candidate is expected to contribute to fundamental understanding of material degradation and aging processes on nano-, micro- and macroscale in structures. This includes biological, chemical and physical processes that contribute to and affect the long-term reliability and serviceability of engineered structures. The focus will be on the scientific description of the time dependent behavior of structural materials, mainly organic, with phenomena as creep-failure, fatigue and fracture and the interaction of these processes with the environments to which structures are exposed. Examples of such exposures are environments that lead to oxidation, corrosion, carbonation, moisture and freeze/thaw damage or biological decay, influencing both material properties and structural performance. The candidate will focus on the understanding of these processes and the development of sustainable engineering solutions for structural applications in a changing environment.


The candidate holds a PhD in a topic that demonstrates her ability to think in fundamental concepts and to model complex processes with respect to material (e.g. natural/synthetic polymers) degradation in relation to structural performance. The candidate shall aim to develop her own group of researchers with strong links to other groups within the department dealing with structural engineering, as well as with materials science groups within the university as a whole. We are also looking for a candidate with a positive and clear style of communication in order to reach a broad audience, including students.


At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive a start-up package and formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged and parttime employment is possible. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.    

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. dr. Andrei Metrikine e-mail A.Metrikine@tudelft.nl.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.