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Postdoc: DFT Modelling of hydrogen in steel

During this one-year Post-Doc assignment, you will work within a large team (three staff and two Post-Docs) towards the deeper understanding of the effect of …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3255 - € 4274 per maand


During this one-year Post-Doc assignment, you will work within a large team (three staff and two Post-Docs) towards the deeper understanding of the effect of hydrogen embrittlement on steel. You will especially focus on using quantum and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to determine the influence of hydrogen on mechanical properties of steel on the crystal and grain boundary level. It is expected that you have prior experience of performing Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. Your acquaintance with MD simulations is an added advantage. You will work very closely together with a second Post-Doc, whose responsibility will focus on using your findings to up-scale the results to the continuum and structural levels. Ultimately, this collaborative project will lead to an elaborate model for the hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms.

This position is primarily scientific in nature, but you will be expected to contribute to the creation of a large-scale follow-on project.


The applicant shall have a PhD degree in materials sciences, chemical engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering or a similar engineering discipline. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required, while the ability to communicate in Dutch is considered valuable.


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.

TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Poulumi Dey, Assistant Professor, phone: +31 (0)152783117, e-mail: p.dey@tudelft.nl. To apply, please email a letter of motivation and an up-to-date CV, containing a couple of references to Hilma Bleeker, HR advisor, e-mail: application-3mE@tudelft.nl. All required documents should be combined to a single pdf file.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible by email to application-3mE@tudelft.nl. Interviews are ongoing until the position is filled. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3mE19-15.
Please note that this advertisement is second round of opening of the position which was called as "Study of the hydrogen embrittlement at the nanoscale" in the first round of advertisement. So, candidates who have received rejection emails in connection to the first round of advertisement are requested NOT to re-apply for this open position.