The Delft University of Technology offers a PhD position in Engineering to highly motivated students. This project aims to develop new tools for the assessment of structural damage in large areas immediately after a seismic event. As a PhD candidate, you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Delft University of Technology|
|Scholarships level||PhD Position|
|Award Amount||€ 2.395,00 – € 3.061,00|
|Fellowship Period||Four years|
|Opening date||February 14, 2021|
|Closing date||February 28, 2021|
Rapid urbanisation poses an enormous challenge for the resilience of cities against earthquakes. The efficient management of the post-event emergency gives an essential contribution to resilience, and one of the most important activities after an earthquake is the assessment of building damage.
Inspections by experts on the ground are dangerous, expensive and require a long time to be completed. In recent earthquakes, the use of satellite imagery has shown great potential in localising the most damaged areas and thus guiding rescue operations and reconstruction.
Computational modelling of structures will be integrated with the acquisition of remote sensing data. Results can have a big impact on post-disaster management, helping reconstruction and increasing future seismic resilience.
The deadline for applications is February 14, 2021
Conditions of employment
TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.
TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.
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Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.
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For more information about this vacancy, please contact Giorgia Giardina, Assistant Professor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for the position you will have:
- A Master’s degree in a relevant field, i.e. Civil Engineering, Remote Sensing, or Computer Science.
- A background in earthquake engineering, computational modelling or remote sensing data processing.
- Demonstrated ability in written and spoken English.
Female scientists are particularly encouraged to apply.
The following documents to your application:
• Motivation letter explaining your interest in the position, why you are a good candidate and your future career goals (max 1 A4 page).
• Detailed CV.
• A complete list of Master’s courses including grades and grading system.
• Contact details of 2 references.
You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.