The Mechanics and Materials group within the department Mechanical Engineering is searching for an experienced Program Officer.
Advanced materials, materials applications and manufacturing methods rely on the fundamental understanding of the physics and mechanics of the underlying microstructure and the influence of complex processing steps affecting this microstructure, governing the mechanical behaviour of materials under various loading conditions.
Within the group’s research scope, the research program entails:
Mechanics of Materials:
Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing is a highly innovative production technology with an enormous potential in light-weight and personalized product design, enabling unprecedented geometric features. Within the group of Mechanics of Materials, we focus on improving the mechanical properties of printed products by investigating the relation between the print process conditions, the microstructure of the materials and the mechanical properties of the final products.
We develop innovative technological concepts and fabrication methods by carrying out research in our Microfab/lab, often in collaboration with industrial, biomedical, or clinical partners. Practical applications of the group’s research range from organ-on-a-chip systems for cancer and brain research, point-of-care diagnostics, wearable health sensors, water and air quality monitoring and purification, lithography machines, displays, and brain-inspired computing, to soft microrobotics.
Design of polymer products and shaping processes benefit from a change from experimental trial-and-error to quantitative predictive capability. The main objective is to provide knowledge and models for the prediction and understanding of structure development during processing and the resulting final properties of polymeric products. These properties are determined by intrinsic (molecular) material parameters and, to a great extent, by the processing conditions.
As program officer you are expected to
We are looking for excellent candidates that meet the following requirements:
We offer an exciting position in the Materials division of the department of Mechanical Engineering with an excellent reputation. Salary and benefits depend on experience and are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
If you are interested in working in an exciting, dynamic, high-tech environment, where you will contribute to creating the society of the future, you can respond to this vacancy by clicking on the button "Solliciteer nu" on this page. We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.
Upload an extended curriculum vitae and a well motivated application letter. If you do not have a technical background, please provide us with several successful reference projects. You can upload a maximum of 5 documents of up to 2MB each.
Information about the employment conditions can be found here.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact: Elly van den Eertwegh, Talent Attraction Consultant, tel + 31 639186476 or mail e.a.m.v.d.eertwegh[at]tue.nl