Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Physics and charge transfer reactions at interfaces in next generation batteries

Research / Academic

In the fall of 2019 a tenure track Assistant professor position will become available at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, within the Department of Radiation Science & Technology, section Storage of Electrochemical Energy. The central research theme for this position is physics and charge transfer reactions at interfaces in next generation batteries in its broadest sense making use of the neutron/positron/solid state NMR facilities of the institute, and where especially solid state batteries is an area of interest. In addition the candidate will have considerable freedom to take initiatives in defining its own physics in batteries research directions. We are looking for a candidate with a PhD and preferably several years of Post-Doctoral experience on fundamental battery research, where the use of neutron and/or X-ray scattering is considered an advantage. The aim of the position is to utilize the Reactor Institute Delft infrastructure for the proposed research theme, within the open and collaborative atmosphere of the Storage of Electrochemical Energy group.


We are looking for a principal investigator with a creative and collaborative mentality who appreciates scientific challenges in battery research and who, through their research, management skills, and teaching qualities can inspire co-workers and students alike. Successful candidates are expected to establish a strong, externally funded research program and to be committed to excellence in teaching at undergraduate (Dutch or English) as well as graduate level (English). Candidates are expected to be competitive in attracting personal (amongst others ERC funded) grants. Applicants should hold a PhD with several years of additional experience in a postdoctoral position. Dutch language skills are not required. We especially welcome applications from female scientists.

Salary Benefits:

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, department leaders and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

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.

TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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