Postdoc Position at Tu Delft: Impact of Wool Carpets on Indoor Air Quality

The Faculty of Architecture-Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) welcomes applications from a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research on the Impact of Wool Carpets on Indoor Air Quality.

The Research Group of Indoor Environment (IE) is specifically focused on people and their health and comfort, influenced by buildings and environmental factors, indoors and outdoors. The Key is the assessment and control of the effect of the combination of environmental parameters (thermal quality, sound quality, lighting quality, and air quality) on people and the built environment.

As a Postdoc researcher, applicant will be working on the initiation, planning, and execution of a research project concerned with the impact of wool carpets on indoor air quality in comparison to other flooring materials. The aim is to acquire scientific insight into the way wool behaves as a filtering system for fine dust and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and determine the effect of wool on indoor air quality based on lab and field experiments in combination with modeling activities. 


  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • Annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Family-friendly initiatives such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Job Requirements

Interested applicants for this position: Impact of Wool Carpets on Indoor Air Quality should

  • hold a PhD degree from an internationally recognised institution, preferable in the field of (the built) environment, indoor air quality and health.
  • has experience with the measurement and assessment of indoor air pollutants, in particular fine dust and VOCs.
  • preferably has knowledge of ‘chemical pollutions’ or ‘chemical compounds’.
  • has experience with experimental test set-ups and modelling behaviour of particles.
  • has excellent scientific skills, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.
  • is good at collaborating with and leading others.
  • works proactively and independently and has good communication skills.
  • has a high level of written and spoken English.
  • is highly motivated, ambitious and result-oriented.
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Application Process

Suitable candidates are invited to send their application online, including:

  • a detailed CV;
  • a letter motivation;
  • the names of two referees for a potential reference;
  • a list of publications.

To apply for the Postdoc Position at Tu Delft: Impact of Wool Carpets on Indoor Air Quality, click here.

Application Deadline: October 03, 2021.

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