Postdoc Position in Saltisolutions at the University of Twente

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) at the University of Twente invites applications for a Postdoc Position in Saltisolutions.

Salt intrusion is a major threat to the availability of fresh water and the management of freshwater habitats in deltas. This project, therefore, looks for both natural and technological solutions to support coastal zone management. The SaltiSolutions project aims to develop the “Virtual Delta”, a digital replica of a delta system. In the Virtual Delta, scientific knowledge and local interests interact to test new solutions. To guarantee the application of our outcomes, users are actively involved in the development of the Virtual Delta system.

For the Delta Management Game, the PostDoc will develop the Integrated Assessment Model (IAM). This IAM will be a qualitative model that visualizes and specifies links and effects of mitigating solutions to salt intrusion to the key indicators. Existing models and the models produced in other SALTISolutions work packages will be reviewed on their applicability to quantify the effects and their ability to assess effects quickly. Where necessary, meta-models (i.e. simplified models that behave like their parent models) will be developed to make an application in the IAM feasible.

Duration: A full-time contract for 30 months (with the possibility of extension)


  • A gross salary between € 2.960,- and € 4.670,-  per month, depending on experience and qualifications.
  • An annual holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, and an annual end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • Minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment.
  • Professional and personal development programs.
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Job Requirements

Applicants for the Postdoc Position in Saltisolutions should have the following qualifications:

  • PhD (and MSc) in Civil Engineering, Earth System Science, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Sciences.
  • Extensive experience in computer model development.
  • Affinity with data processing or numerical modeling
  • Excellent ability to think multidisciplinary and take a systemic view
  • Excellent ability to work in a team and engage diverse stakeholders
  • Good communication skills, in speech and writing and in English and Dutch

Application Process

Qualified applicants are to send the following documents for application;

  • motivation letter and
  • a CV (including contact information for at least two academic references).

To apply, click here

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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