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Postdoctoral researcher "Miniaturized magnetic resonance flow probe"

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TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology)

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Postdoctoral researcher "Miniaturized magnetic resonance flow probe"

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The aim of this project, which will be carried out in collaboration with TU Delft and several companies, is to develop a miniaturized magnetic resonance system, completed with integrated electronics for stabilization, excitation and detection. The system will be used to measure the flow rate of multiphase systems in the micro to milli liter per minute range. The project builds on the knowledge of a recently finished PhD project "Permanent magnet systems for microfluidic applications" and will deal specifically with the construction of the magnetic part of the sensor. The work will include system modelling by numerical means, design, assembly, and testing.

See: https://research.utwente.nl/en/publications/permanent-magnet-systems-for-microfluidic-applications


You have obtained a MSc or PhD degree in (Applied) Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. You have a high level of knowledge of magnetic fields and practical experience with magnetic systems. Previous experience with magnetic resonance (NMR or MRI) instrumentation is preferred.

You have an ability to both work independently and as a member of a research team. Excellent analysis skills and an analytical mind-set, as well as excellent communication skills, including written, are desired. English language proficiency is a must.

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The University of Twente offers a stimulating work environment in an area of applied, forefront research. You will have an employment contract for the duration of 1 year and can participate in all employee benefits that the UT offers. The gross monthly salary depends on your level of experience, current salary scales and employment conditions can be found at https://www.utwente.nl/en/hr/terms-of-employment/.

The offer further involves: a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%, a solid pension scheme, a minimum of 29 holidays, and numerous professional and personal development programmes.

Information and application

Your reaction should include an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation, a detailed CV, and an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education. An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection procedure. Please apply via the provided button below.


For further information you can contact Han Gardeniers (j.g.e.gardeniers@utwente.nl).

About the department

The research of the Mesoscale Chemical Systems (MCS) chair, headed by Han Gardeniers, originates from the group's unique expertise in micro and nanofabrication, backed by the outstanding experimental facilities of MESA+ NanoLab.

Focal points in the research are:

The development of 3D nanostructures for solar to electricity to chemical conversion
Microreactors as a means of chemical process intensification (sonochemistry, high pressure, electricity-driven)
Miniaturized analytical tools and MEMS-based sensors for a variety of application fields (forensics, health, environment, chemical process control)
Microfluidic systems for life science applications (e.g. drug delivery)

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Nederland, Enschede, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB


Drienerlolaan 5 7522 NB Enschede

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4. Master

Scientific area

Natural sciences