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Post-doc: Coordination & process design for logistics on modular floating transport hubs

control, optimization, logistics

ongeveer een jaar geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 4084 - € 4084 per maand


Within the framework of the EU H2020 funded program Space@Sea we seek a talented and ambitious post-doctoral researcher for research on control and optimization of logistics for floating transport hubs. The Space@Sea program aims to provide sustainable and affordable workspace at sea by developing a standardised and cost efficient modular (floating) island with low ecological impact. The Space@Sea program aims at four application areas on such an island: Transport and Logistics hub, Energy hub, Farming and Living at sea. The current post-doc vacancy focuses on the Transport and Logistics hub application.

We seek a post-doctoral researcher that will focus on real-time process control and coordination methods of transport and logistic tasks on and around the platform, and with other (land-based) hubs. Specific challenges include developing methods that take into account limited operational windows due to sea states, formal mathematical modelling, developing simulation cases, and determining and assessing alternative routing strategies for vessels and land-based vehicles while keeping environmental impact at a minimum.

You will work closely together with TU Delft staff and the (international) project partners on many aspects of the transport and logistics hub.


We are seeking a researcher who has expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas:

• Operations research, automatic (distributed) control, simulation;
• Vehicle routing, logistics, terminal / port design.

You have obtained a PhD or an equivalent degree or expect to obtain such a degree very soon related to these areas (control, optimization, logistics). Good spoken and written English and the ability to work in a team are mandatory.


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. 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.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof R.R. Negenborn, phone: +31 (0)15-2786718, e-mail: r.r.negenborn@tudelft.nl and Dr D.L. Schott, e-mail: d.l.schott@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail an up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and the names and contact information (telephone number and e-mail address) of two references by 20 April, 2018 to: application-3mE@tudelft.nl.
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, e-mail: n.vanbenthem@tudelft.nl.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME18-18.


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.

The Section Transport Engineering and Logistics (TEL) is part of the Department of Maritime and Transport Technology in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) at Delft University of Technology. The focus is on the development, design, construction and operation of water and land-based transport systems and equipment. Education and research deals with transport-related topics that involve both technological and logistic issues. This combination of transport equipment and logistics is considered one of the strong points of the TEL section.