Post-Doc Position in High-Temperature Solar Thermochemical Heat Exchanger

The Thermal Engineering Laboratory (TE), has an open postdoctoral position available in the research domain of advanced solar thermochemistry (High-Temperature Solar Thermochemical Heat Exchanger/Thermal Booster for Concentrated Solar Power Plants).

As a postdoctoral researcher, the role will be to strengthen and establish promising collaborative research in the TE department as well as be part of a team of experienced and ambitious PhDs striving for scientific excellence within the stated science domain. Simultaneously, the candidate will develop his/her research vision and ideas, and talent in supervision and establishing new collaborations. He/she will be offered the ability to work closely together with existing Ph.D. candidates within TE to develop his/her leadership and mentorship abilities.

Duration: A temporary full-time Postdoc position for two years.


For this position in High-Temperature Solar Thermochemical Heat Exchanger, the candidate will:

  • lead the development of numerical models for high-temperature solar thermochemical heat exchangers/thermal boosters for CSP application.
  • investigate redox reactions using X-ray tomography to better estimate the properties of developed redox materials.
  • be working closely with several research institutes within the EU.
  • also, be responsible for report writing and interaction with the project partners.


  • Gross salary between € 3.557,- and € 4.670,- per month depending on experience and qualifications;
  • Excellent benefits include a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • Make use of excellent facilities for professional and personal development and a training program in which you and your supervisor will make up a plan for additional suitable education and supervision.
  • Good secondary conditions, in accordance with the collective labor agreement CAO-NU for Dutch universities.
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Job Requirements

Post-Doc Position in High-Temperature Solar Thermochemical Heat Exchanger seeks applicants who meets the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or other relevant science, engineering, or technology subject area.
  • expertise in heat and mass transfer model development for chemical processes.
  • experience in physics-informed machine learning-based numerical model development is a plus.
  • Ability to think independently, develop creative and original work, and are a problem solver with excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • want to work in international and multi-disciplinary environments.
  • proficient in English, both speaking and writing.
  • have already conducted eminent academic research in the given discipline, which is reflected in publications in high-quality academic journals and peer-reviewed books.

Application Process

Interested applicants for the Post-Doc Position in High-Temperature Solar Thermochemical Heat Exchanger are welcome to send in:

  • a cover letter (maximum one A4 page), emphasizing their specific interest, qualifications
  • a detailed CV including a publication list, relevant courses attended, and contact details of at least 3 references.

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022.

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