Postdoc Modelling of Flexible Electric Aircraft

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 30 Oct 2023 - 22:59 (UTC)

9 Sep 2023
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

30 Oct 2023 - 22:59 (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

You will be embedded in an international team of researchers who have one single goal: making sustainable short-range aircraft a reality. Your task is to investigate the consequences of a battery-filled wing on the structural design of that wing. You will have to perform load calculations under various flight and landing cases and use that information to design a feasible yet ultra-lightweight wing structure. You will use an existing aeroelastic design code for this purpose, but you will also expand that code to make it suitable for the design studies.

Specific Requirements
  • You hold an MSc in aerospace or mechanical engineering. A PhD is welcomed but not a must.
  • Knowledge of low-speed aerodynamics and finite element modelling is a must.
  • You like to program in Matlab, Python or C++.
  • You want to work closely with an industrial partner, so you can independently bridge the gap between research and the applications.
  • You are passionate about future passenger aircraft.

Additional Information

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, 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 before 30 October 2023 via the application button and upload your CV and you motivation letter. Please explain your passion for numerical multidisciplinary aircraft modelling and your passion for sustainable aviation in the motivation letter.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Applying for an exemption for specific research and educational areas is an obligatory part of the selection procedure for this vacancy. This exemption must be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) before an employment contract is agreed upon. Click here for more information.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

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Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

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