Three Phd positions in applied superconductivity at the University of Twente

Careers | April 20th, 2017

Job Description

The research chair Energy, Materials and Systems in the faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente has 3 open positions for PhD students on Applied Superconductivity. All are four-year positions that concern the development of superconducting coils and magnet systems for specific applications: particle accelerators; magnetic density separation; and high-speed linear motors. All projects are strongly multidisciplinary and application-driven, covering aspects of material science, electromagnetism, mechanics and thermal engineering. The research will be part of the SBE-Institute of Engineering at the University of Twente.

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We are looking for bright and ambitious students that hold a MSc degree in applied physics or in mechanical engineering.
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Candidates are requested to send a motivation letter and CV to

Our offer

The University of Twente offers a stimulating work environment in an area of applied, forefront research. You will have a full time employment contract for the duration of 4 years and can participate in all employee benefits the UT offers. The gross monthly salary starts with € 2.191,- in the first year and increases to € 2.801,- in the fourth year of your employment. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (amount to 8%) and an end of year bonus of 8.3%. A high-quality training programme is part of the agreement. The research has to result in a PhD thesis at the end of the employment period.

Please send your application, with a curriculum vitae and a motivation letter, to before the 15th of May 2017.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over six faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and MIRA. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders