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PostDoc in data assimilation in coupled flow-geomechanical simulation

The aim of this project is to develop a data-assimilation methodology in relation to monitoring and the prediction of ground motion related to fluid flow in …

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Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3303 - € 4166 per maand


The aim of this project is to develop a data-assimilation methodology in relation to monitoring and the prediction of ground motion related to fluid flow in the subsurface. At present, ground motions such as subsidence and seismicity as a result of natural gas extraction are receiving considerable attention, but the underlying physics are also relevant for a variety of other subsurface applications such as gas storage, geothermal heat production and groundwater extraction. As the accuracy of satellite-based deformation measurements increases, we can more accurately monitor surface movements. In this research project, the aim is to develop a numerical framework that integrates monitoring information with a predictive model to better understand the physical processes involved and improve their model representation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide the research, building on his/her expertise and experience and making use of the available expertise and tools developed in the Delft research team. The position will offer the opportunity to develop and extend the candidate’s research direction working with other researchers and supervising students in the multi-disciplinary environment of TU Delft, as well as collaborating with international academic partners.


We are looking for a dynamic and self-starting candidate with excellent mathematical skills and a background in a quantitative science, for example in mathematics, geo-engineering, petroleum engineering, hydrology, mechanical engineering or physics. The candidate should have a PhD degree from a leading university and should be able to work and think in an interdisciplinary way. Experience in data assimilation, numerical simulation, subsurface flow, seismology or geomechanics is a distinct advantage and the project offers the possibility to extend the candidate’s existing research in this field. He/she should be able to work independently, develop new initiatives and have the ambition to develop a research career. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are a must.


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.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr.ir. Femke Vossepoel, phone: +31 (0)15-2787173, e-mail: f.c.vossepoel@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, summary of your academic record and research experience, abstract of your PhD thesis (1 page), list of publications, proof of English language proficiency and list of two references along with a letter of application in a single PDF file entitled “CiTG18.31_Lastname.pdf” by 15 July 2018 to Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG18-31.