PhD Positions (various projects)

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Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

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Functie omschrijving

During a four-year PhD project, you will independently conduct in-depth research within a specific research area. At the end of this period you will write a dissertation on your research which you present and defend. After successfully defending your dissertation, you are promoted to doctor (Dr. or PhD).

Research in the department of Imaging Physics is aimed at developing novel instrumentation and methodology in imaging science and sensing technology. Our research products extend existing boundaries in terms of spatial resolution, temporal resolution and information/data throughput. We are pioneers in developing advanced concepts of computational imaging, a marriage between cleverly designed imaging systems and sophisticated post-processing. In everything we do, there is a core of cutting edge physics and engineering of high-tech instruments, of the use of the most advanced computing techniques, and of a very close link to real-life applications. Our work has clear societal impact in the areas of life sciences, healthcare, and industry.

Functie eisen

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with a "drive" for applied research. You have a demonstratable interest in advanced imaging or microscopy, for instance related to Lensless imaging | Super-resolution microscopy | MRI scanning | Space optics | Ultrasound | Correlative microscopy | Brain imaging | Seismic imaging | Electron beam imaging | Scatterometry. We expect creativity, flexibility and ability to co-operate within an interdisciplinary research group.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate potential candidates:

  • Masters or equivalent in physics, biophysics, electrical engineering, math, computer science or a related field

  • Highly competitive academic record and outstanding performance at Bachelor’s and Master’s level (top 20% ranking during your BSc and MSc)

  • Outstanding analytical skills

  • Excellent communication skills, including good written and spoken English, as well as the ability to conduct independent scientific work

  • Experience in programming, simulation and/or modelling experience is highly advantageous for some of our projects.


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. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. 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.

Informeren en solliciteren

For information about these positions, you can contact dr. Jacob Hoogenboom,

To apply, please send an e-mail to with the following information in English (pdf format only).

  • Letter of motivation

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • BSc and MSc grades

Application deadline: 1 November 2020

Interviews 1st round: 2nd + 3rd week of November
Interviews 2nd round: 1st week of December

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

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  • Er is geen minimale opleiding vereist
  • Voor deze functie is er geen minimale werkervaring vereist

Wat wij bieden

€ 2.395,- tot € 3.061,- per maand

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