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PhD: Design for Managing Interconnected Infrastructures

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    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    22/12/2017 23:00 - UTC
    Netherlands › Delft


We are looking for a PhD candidate who is interested in performing action-based research and who will identify a set of guidelines that could be used by infrastructure managers in future innovative, cross-infrastructural replacement projects.
The research is part of a research project that focuses on manageable, interconnected infrastructures. The PhD researcher will have unique access to cases of interconnected infrastructural replacement projects. As a key part of the research, the PhD candidate will participate in a community-of-practice (CoP) where practitioners from ongoing cross-infrastructural replacement projects meet to share and analyse these collaborations. The PhD candidate will prepare and organise these meetings and use these meetings to connect theoretical insights on cross-infrastructural replacement with empirical data.

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The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit graduateschool.tudelft.nl for more information.

To apply, please include with your CV a one-page proposal describing how you would undertake this research project. Explain also how you plan to collaborate with the post-doc candidate and the project consortium partners. To be able to provide this deliverable, you will need additional information on the project. Please contact the vacancy holder Dr. Mark de Bruijne (m.l.c.debruijne@tudelft.nl) for a summary description of the project. (e.g. references or list of publications).
Your application should be e-mailed by 22 December 2017 to Olivie Beek, Vacature-TBM@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATTBM17.027.

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The PhD candidate will be based in the governance group at the MAS department. This candidate preferably has an interdisciplinary profile, with a strong basis in the social sciences and preferably a background in the engineering sciences, e.g. technology studies. The candidate should have an affinity for engineering and technology, and excellent social and communication skills. Given that the majority of data will be in Dutch, proficiency in written and spoken Dutch is required.

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Delft University of Technology
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 261617
Posting organisation offer ID: 43857


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