Post-doc in Concentrated Multi-Component Alloys

Department/faculty: Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: 3 years
Salary: €3111 to €4084 per month gross

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 Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) aims to provide internationally recognised, high-quality materials research of benefit to industry and society, addressing material life cycle, structure, properties, and functionality from a physics-based perspective. MSE retains a focus on metals, providing coherent and innovative research dedicated to the sustainable development, characterisation, and understanding of materials that perform better, last longer, enhance function, conserve resources, and have a low environmental footprint. The department operates on a principal investigator model, enabling researchers to maximise both individual and collective potential.

The computational materials science activities currently focus on how behaviour at the atomic scale leads to behaviour on micro- and macroscopic length and time scales by means of computer simulation. Although in principle all material classes can be considered, there has been a strong emphasis on metallic alloys and other non-organic materials. Educational activities cover the areas of solid-state physics, modelling, and the relationships between structure, bonding, and properties.

Job description

We seek a candidate with a strong interest in molecular dynamics simulation on concentrated multi-component alloys.
Recently, fully automated interatomic potential fitting software for multi-component alloys was prepared to facilitate creation of potentials for use in MD simulation. The objective is to model mechanical properties for multiple principal component alloys (i.e. high entropy alloys).


A PhD degree in materials science or an equivalent field is required. The ideal candidate should have prior experience with (modified) embedded atom potentials and molecular dynamics software (LAMMPS). Employment shall commence on or before 1 October 2017.

Conditions of employment

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.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Marcel Sluiter, phone: +31 (0)15-2784922, e-mail: Please e-mail your application in one single PDF entitled Lastname_ 3ME17-38.pdf by 31 August 2017 to The application should include: a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, summary of academic record or research experience, abstract of your PhD thesis (1 page), list of any publications, grades list, proof of English language proficiency, and names of three references.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
PhD degree
Working hours
3 years
€3111 to €4084 per month gross

Closing date
Aug. 31, 2017
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact Marcel H.F. Sluiter, Associate Professo]]].

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