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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Cardiovascular Tissue Mechanics, Delft University of Technology

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  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Cardiovascular Tissue Mechanics, Delft University of Technology

    Job description

    TU Delft has an academic vacancy on Cardiovascular Biomechanics, with a special focus on (multiscale) modelling of cardiovascular tissue mechanics, at the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials engineering (3mE) in the department of Biomechanical Engineering, TU Delft.
    With this tenure track position, the department intends to expand its existing collaboration with the department of Biomedical Engineering from the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam on multiscale cardiovascular biomechanics. Considering the current commitment of both universities, we intend to establish an inter-university research group on cardiovascular biomechanics on the longer term.

    Your research should ideally be rooted in multiscale soft tissue biomechanics. Keywords we are looking for include but are not limited to tissue failure, thrombus mechanics, tissue-device interaction and tissue characterization, specifically aimed as cardiovascular applications. A strong engineering background is required, affinity with both numerical and experimental work and tissue biology is a benefit. You expand and strengthen collaboration on cardiovascular biomechanics within the faculty and within the Medical Delta and in time create your own research line in conjunction with relevant scientific and clinical partners. You are expected to acquire grants to expand the research capacity and to build up your own research group. You will be working in close collaboration with dr. Gijsen, dr. Akyildiz, and dr. Peirlinck.

    • You provide high-quality education in the field of cardiovascular biomechanics.
    • You show a clear commitment to the quality of courses on biomechanics throughout the whole curriculum of the faculty of 3mE.
    • You contribute to the faculty’s and the university’s pedagogical mission through the supervision of student projects (for example bachelor’s and master’s theses) and by acting as a supervisor of PhD students.
    • You are expected to use and introduce innovative methods and techniques in teaching in order to cope with large classes and to obtain high success rates.
    • Your teaching duties are negotiated in agreement with and based on your specific profile.
    The Department of BioMechanical Engineering coordinates the Education and Research activities in the field of Mechanical Engineering techniques, like modeling and design, to analyze the interaction between biological and technical systems.

    Your profile:
    You are a talented, enthusiastic researcher with a strong engineering background and affinity with tissue mechanics. You currently hold a postdoc or junior research position, and have an interesting list of high-quality innovative papers, and a good international network. You are a team-player and are looking forward to help build up the new cardiovascular biomechanics section at the TU Delft.

    Conditions of employment
    A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

    Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme. TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

    Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.807 to € 5.922 per month gross). 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 we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

    TU Delft creates equal opportunities and encourages women to apply.

    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.

    Challenge. Change. Impact!

    Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

    The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.
    Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? This video will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

    Application procedure

    Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by November 12, 2021 via the following link and upload:
    • a motivation letter,
    • a detailed CV,
    • a research and teaching statement,
    • electronic copies of your top three publications,
    • contact data of three references.
    For all interested applicants: also another position in the same cardiovascular mechanics field has been advertised, see this link.

    In total 1 position can be fulfilled. In case the other position (with vacancy number TUD01519) will be fulfilled, this position will be cancelled. You will be informed personally about this.

    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.

    Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.