Asst./Assoc. Professor of Radiochemistry

Department/faculty: Applied Sciences
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: Tenure track
Salary: €3427 to €5330

Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.

The Department of Radiation Science and Technology is situated in the Reactor Institute Delft (RID). RID houses a highly utilised 2 MW swimming pool research reactor with associated experimental facilities, including guided neutron beams. A cold neutron source is in preparation. The institute has modern laboratory facilities for radiochemistry and nuclear analytical measurements based on alpha, beta and gamma-ray spectroscopy. The RST Department's common focus is the use of nuclear radiation and reactions for research related to energy and health related topics. This covers a broad area of studies on materials, sensors and instrumentation, energy, sustainable production and health; however, all research is built on the specific information that is provided by nuclear radiation.

RID intensively participates in, and collaborates with related large international infrastructures such as ESS (European Spallation Source).
The main research areas of RST’s Radiation and Isotopes for Health (RIH) section are the innovation and optimisation of the use of radiation and radioisotopes in the health sciences. The research focuses on innovative approaches for the use of radiation and isotopes in medical imaging and therapy. To this end, the section deals with new production pathways and applications of radioisotopes, the use of radionuclides in studies into the behaviour, distribution and (side) effects of elements, (radio)nuclides and nano-materials, and all aspects of collection, treatment, and measurement.      

Job description

The candidate will develop innovative and smart approaches for the production of radionuclides using the experimental facilities of RID’s research reactor. You will apply innovative (fast) radiochemical separations for purification and realisation of “no-carrier added” products. You will develop radiolabelling procedures and use your expertise in radiochemical separations for the assessment of the chemical speciation of elements and radionuclides.
You will submit your own research proposals for external funding so as to sustain your part in the department's scientific research. You are expected to supervise post-doctorates, PhD students, graduate students and visiting scientists (such as those facilitated by the IAEA), and you will actively participate in the nuclear science and engineering curriculum (including nuclear and radiochemistry) at the university.

A Tenure Track, a process leading up to a permanent appointment with the prospect of becoming an Associate or full Professor, offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. During the Tenure Track, you will have the opportunity to develop into an internationally acknowledged and recognised academic. We offer a structured career and personal development programme designed to offer individual academics as much support as possible. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit


The candidate has:
• a PhD in radio(analytical) chemistry and/or nuclear chemistry.
• a proven track record in research in relevant science and technology areas, and a CV that allows successful applications for future individual grants such as VIDI/VICI or ERC grants.
• affinity and experience with knowledge exchange, teaching and development of academic education (at BSc and MSc level).
• proficiency in English and, for foreign candidates, the willingness to learn the Dutch language.
• ambition and ability to develop a leading research line in the subject described in the position description.
• affinity with research at the interface of academia and industry, and with working in multidisciplinary teams.   

Conditions of employment

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position.
The 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.
The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. A.G. Denkova, phone: +31 (0)15-2784471, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and one academic reference along with a letter of application by 15 August 2017 to Ms. A.M. Nieuwesteeg,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWRST17-025.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Applied Sciences
PhD degree
Working hours
Tenure track
€3427 to €5330

Closing date
Aug. 15, 2017
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact Dr. A.G. Denkova, Assistant Professor.

T +31 (0)15-2784471

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Ms. A.M. Nieuwesteeg/RST.