Postdoc Modelling of Aviaition's Climate Impact for Eco-efficient Flight Trajectory

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 17 Jun 2024

4 May 2024
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

17 Jun 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The aviation industry has been growing rapidly until the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICAO Post-COVID-19 forecasts indicate that aviation will recover with a growth rate ranging from 2.4%-4.1% for a low to a high scenario, respectively. Air traffic growth inevitably causes an increase in aviation's combustion and emissions, hence aggravating aviation's climate and societal impacts. Depending on your seniority, you will conduct research into the model development to enable robust climate optimized flight trajectories as a postdoctoral researcher working in the Horiozon Europe F4ECLIM. The goals for this position is that you will further develop the open-source climate model with a novel approach to address the uncertainties related to NOx emissions.

Yours being interdisciplinary research, you will regularly discuss and align your work with the European project partners, which include aerospace faculties, aviation research institutes, and climate scentist. Coaching bachelor and master students and supervising their projects is also part of your role. As a Postdoc researcher, you will be preparing for your academic career and take on a more leading role in education, project coordination, and developing project proposals.

The Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects group will be your homebase. You will be joining our highly motivated, friendly and supportive team.

Ours is an open-minded, inspiring, and friendly atmosphere, in which you will be sharing ideas and knowledge. It is our mission to reduce the environmental impact of aviation, while improving safety and efficiency.

Specific Requirements

You thrive on developing complex mathematical models and analysing simulations that will demonstrably eco-efficient flights with sufficient level of confidence. In your contacts with your colleagues and your project partners you put your communication skills to good use. And you enjoy mentoring and interacting with students, while growing your own skills and expertise.

You also have:

  • A PhD in a relevant subject, such as atmospheric sciences, (applied) physics, (applied) chemistry, aerospace engineering, or mathematics.
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Advanced programming skills.
  • A keen interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • An excellent command of English, as you’ll be working in an internationally diverse community and with international partners.

Additional Information

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Selection process

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 17 June 2024 via the application button and upload:

  • A motivation letter.
  • A detailed CV.
  • Copies of your BSc and MSc degrees and transcripts.
  • Copy of your PhD degree and transcript.
  • At least two reference letters.
  • (Optional) An abstract of your PhD thesis or a relevant scientific publication.

Please note:

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Additional comments

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Dr. Feijia Yin, ([email protected] ).

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Work Location(s)
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Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

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Mekelweg 2
Postal Code

2628 CD


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