PostDoc position: Governance of CO2 conversion with a focus on sustainability

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) at the Delft University of Technology welcomes applications for a PostDoc position on Governance of CO2 conversion with a focus on sustainability.

With a growing global energy demand and climate change challenge, emerging technologies in the field of renewable energy storage must be sustainable. The storage of renewable electricity in chemical bonds is a compelling technological option that combines flexibility, synthesis of high-energy-dense fuels and chemicals and may use CO2 as raw material.

However, the electrochemical conversion of CO2 is an emergent technology, and favorable societal implementation conditions are still unknown. Critical knowledge on the sustainable implementation of CO2 electrochemical devices for a variety range of stakeholders is therefore needed. This is a key first step in the understanding of the role and contribution of CO2 electrochemical reduction by the near future, within the different CO2 mitigation options in place.


Candidates will work on a framework to analyze these governance issues and to design potential strategies for governments to deal with them.

They will conduct document analyses, interviews, study the literature and organize a number of workshops. And

Will design the framework in close cooperation with the rest of the research team and their supervisors.


  • The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment for a researcher is (minimally) € 2.790 and maximum of € 3.353 gross per month. Rating based on experience.
  • Researchers from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary (the 30% tax regulation).
  • A broad package of attractive fringe benefits including an annual holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%; travel compensation, optional system of additional terms of employment with among others an extensive bike plan.
  • The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.
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Job Requirements

The PostDoc position: Governance of CO2 conversion with a focus on sustainability seeks candidates with:

  • A PhD in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. public administration, law, economics, business administration)
  • Proven interest and knowledge of technology, or a PhD in a relevant technical discipline with proven skills
  • Experience with social scientific research.
  • Good analytic skills.
  • A result-oriented attitude.
  • Willingness and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and with stakeholders.
  • Ability to work both, independently and in teams.
  • Good communication skills in English, both in written and oral.
  • A curiosity-driven mindset and passion for doing research.

Application Process

To apply for this position, applications should include

  • Motivation letter (max 1 page), addressed to Prof. Hans de Bruijn.
  • A short CV (max 2 pages) including a list of publications.
  • Name and contact details of at least one reference.
  • PhD transcripts, tittle and abstract of your PhD thesis.

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: December 11, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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