We are looking for a colleague who will teach, develop, and organise courses in the field of hydraulic infrastructure. In the education programme, new developments in the hydraulic engineering field should be continuously implemented. You will supervise Bsc and MSc students for internship, project and thesis work. Depending on your expertise you will become responsible for one or more of the following courses in the field of hydraulic infrastructure: Introduction to hydraulic engineering (CT2320), Hydraulic Structures 1 (CIE3330) and / or 2 (CIE513), Probabilistic design (CIE4130), Probabilistic design in hydraulic engineering (CIE5310), Flood Defences (CIE5314), Breakwaters and closure dams (CIE5308).

You should ideally have a special interest in the fields of probabilistic design / reliability analysis, flood defences (structures and earthen) or coastal structures. A background and interest in one or more of these fields would be particularly welcome. A good network in academia, the private sector, government and research institutes in the Netherlands is useful.

As lecturer, the coordination of the hydro-geotechnical and IDM (Integral Design and Management) annotations and the supervision of MSc students in these programmes are part of your job description. In addition, contributions to faculty and university-wide (project- and design-based) education tasks are foreseen.

The full vacancy can be found here

The aerobic and anaerobic microbial turnover of organic matter in surface waters affects the processes of flocculation, sedimentation and consolidation of suspended particulate matter (SPM), leading to the formation of layers of different rheological properties in the transition zone between the water phase and the genuine river bed. As a consequence, the detection of the nautical bottom in ports and waterways and the efficiency of maintenance dredging carried out to warrant the navigable depth can be impeded. Port authorities therefore seek new insights into the strength development of fluid mud and sediment layers and the impacting processes and parameters.

The aim of the research is to elucidate the role of the physicochemical properties of the organic and mineral phases for organic matter degradability and to investigate their influence on the rheological properties of the corresponding fluid mud and sediment layers observed in situ. Research activities will include field sampling campaigns in the Port of Hamburg and subsequent laboratory analyses, addressing, amongst others, the following aspects: (1) characterisation of SPM and sediment properties and identification of properties relevant for the organic matter degradation, (2) quantification of the size of the degradable organic matter pools, and (3) temporal and spatial variability of all pertinent processes. All activities will start as soon as possible and be carried in close cooperation with Hamburg Port Authority, with the University of Hamburg and the Department of Hydraulic Engineering at the TU Delft.

The full vacancy can be found here

MSc Internship or Thesis Proposal: Base Knowledge of Dam Resilience Policy Tool Development at DELTARES

Research objective: Dam sustainable development and climate resilience cannot be achieved only by setting regulation and guidelines, but also by raising awareness of the impacts that are generated in order to achieving goals of water and energy secureness. There is need for a simple, attractive and interactive tool that can help all stakeholders to grasp the favourable and adverse impacts as well as assist policymakers in decision making process for sustainable planning and management of dams and reservoirs.

Contact information: Dr. Jeremy Bricker, , CiTG 3.96

More information can be found here

Vacature: Student Assistent Tubebarrier BRIGAID

BRIGAID is op zoek naar een student assistent die kan helpen met het testen van de Tubebarrier. De Tubebarrier is een semi mobiele waterkering die (tijdelijk) water kan keren en of afbuigen. De plaatsing is eenvoudig en kan zeer snel plaatsvinden zonder gebruik te maken van pompen, elektriciteit of veel mankracht. De Tubebarrier bevindt zich in een belangrijke fase van ontwikkeling. Het prototype heeft al veel testen ondergaan en bevindt zich in de fase van optimaliseren en fine-tunen.

De volledige vacature met alle benodigde informatie kun je hier vinden.

Je kunt je sollicitatie vóór 15 augustus richten aan Antonia Sebastian en Kasper Lendering (email: en Vermeld hierbij je motivatie en sluit een CV met cijferlijst bij. Indien de keuze op jou valt, kun je meteen met de opdracht van start.

Vacature: Student assistent voor het STW project SAFElevee 2017 – 2018

Vorig jaar is het STW project SAFElevee opgestart. Het doel van het project is om beter inzicht te
verschaffen in het faalmechanisme van dijken en de bresformatieprocessen. Als onderdeel hiervan
zal een internationale database worden ontwikkeld van dijkdoorbraken. Deze database zal
onderzoekers ondersteunen in het valideren van modellen, en het analyseren van


  • Assisteren in het opstellen van standaard definities voor de beschrijving van dijkfalen.
  • Verzamelen data en converteren voor gebruik in de database
  • Analyseren en vaststellen representatieve geotechnische en waterbouwkundige parameters
  • Zoeken, en verzamelen van data-rapporten

Periode: gemiddeld 1 dag per week (flexibel) in 2017 (Jan) tot (en met) 2018

More information can be found in the full description of the vacancy

PhD: projects in general

As opposed to the situation in many other countries, Dutch universities do not have cursory PhD-programmes with a certain number of positions per year.

Our system is based upon proposals and grants, and it involves lengthy application procedures (duration at least one year, with a rather low score chance). In practice, this means that we apply for a position first, and start looking for a candidate once it has been granted.

All current positions and PhD opportunities are published on the Delft University of Technology website on the following webpages.