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Post doctoral researcher: secondary Raw Material Assessment

The challenge: The H2020 project ICEBERG involves 35 partners with researchers from universities, research centres and industries, working closely together to …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3389 - € 4274 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

The challenge:
The H2020 project ICEBERG involves 35 partners with researchers from universities, research centres and industries, working closely together to reach a common goal: to design, develop, demonstrate and validate advanced technologies for the production of high-purity secondary raw materials through 6 circular case studies (CCS) across Europe, covering circularity of wood, concrete, mixed aggregate, plasterboard, glass, polymeric insulating foams and inorganic superinsulation materials. The Delft University of Technology has developed sensing technologies like Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for continuously assessing the quality of the recycled mineral products to the level of a laboratory prototype. In ICEBERG, we aim to create an industrial methodology and implementation for determining the type of EOL concrete and detecting contaminant particles at very low concentrations in recycled mineral flows. This methodology will be fully integrated with a system that will collect real-time information on the quality of aggregates and their source while being processing aggregates. This information will be stored on the web-based database, where it is accessed by potential users/buyers.
Research in the Resources and Recycling group has a reputation for moving innovative physics into industrial reality, resulting in six spin-out companies to date. The project offers the opportunity for a new post-doc to join our team and work together with innovative industries involved in the ICEBERG project.

The position:
The candidate’s research will be aimed at developing the methodology and complementary data analysis algorithm for online material identification. This research builds on preceding successful Ph.D. and Post Doc research in our group and will form a critical step to achieving industrial adaptation. To this end, the candidate should provide the know-how, data interpretation and process technology to allow for continuous and fast sensor measurements, which is required for on-site materials quality assessment and evaluation of the performance of large-scale concrete recycling processes.

Functie-eisen

Our group seeks an enthusiastic post-doc with a background in process technology and data analysis. The research involves building a set-up, performing experiments in the lab as well as in the field, and real-time data collection and analysis. The experimental part includes signal processing and mechanical process control. You are interested in the specific fields of physics to be studied and have a good comprehension of English, both spoken and written. Candidates should have an affinity for innovation and are willing to working in multidisciplinary teams. Knowledge of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and/or NIR will be an advantage.

Conditions

The TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including 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 day care, before- and after-school care 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. It is an option for the candidate to be employed directly by the Dutch scrap industry.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Francesco Di Maio, phone: +31 (0)15-2788148, email: f.dimaio@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please send:

  • A cover/motivation letter explaining your interest, qualification for the position, and approach to the research;
  • A Curriculum vitae;
  • A list of publications;
  • An abstract of your PhD thesis in English;
  • Two selected publications;
  • The names and contact information of two referees.

The duration of the postdoctoral researcher position will be for 2 years.

Please email your application in one single PDF entitled Lastname_CITG20.27 before July 15 to Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.

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