Postdoc in Modularity in Rail-based Multi-Modal Transport – Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) – Delft

  • Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

In this position you will explore innovative and revolutionary mobility concepts involving market-ready digital solutions and automation. We explore different areas including designing and modelling the system for rail, road, and logistics.

In this project you will collaborate with fellow colleagues to create a modular software framework representing the behaviour of the physical system, with connections to technical-operational models developed in the project.

The project is embedded in the which explores innovative concepts related to application of automated modular vehicles in multi-modal transport.


  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Delft
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


    You are a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with the ambition to conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research. You enjoy thinking outside the box, mentoring students, and are highly innovative, communicative, and enjoy teamwork. You are reliable, independent, and organized in meeting deadlines.

    In addition, you have:

  • A PhD degree in Computer science, Operations research, Transportation Engineering or a related field.
  • A strong background in optimization and mathematical modelling, and familiarity with distributed optimisation techniques.
  • Experience with standard problems such as VRP, railway scheduling, fleet management, and similar, and familiarity with the areas of multimodal freight transport, railway operations, planning and related fields. 
  • Strong programming skills. 
  • English proficiency.
  • Conditions of employment

    Fixed-term contract: 18 months.

    The duration of the position is at least 18 months with the potential to be extended. 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.

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    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 as one of our core and we actively to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

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    Faculty Civil Engineering and 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 availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science 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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