Postdoc Quantum Engineering Systems

TU Delft, Ethics/Philosophy Department, Netherlands

Closing Date: April 16th 2022

Job description

Research on quantum technologies is currently scaling up from laboratory research to implementation of first applications. This postdoc position aims at exploring the societal and ethical impact of these applications by analysing how the applications can be incorporated in existing sociotechnical systems such as communication systems, manufacturing and production systems and healthcare systems. This exploration includes interaction with researchers, industry, governments and societal stakeholders.

The position is for half a year with a possibility of an extension for another two years.

You will be part of the Ethics/Philosophy of Technology department at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, and work within the Dutch Quantum Delta NL programme. You work together with Dr Pieter Vermaas, TU Delft, and collaborate with researchers working on ethical, legal and society issues part of Action Line 4 of Quantum Delta NL:


  • A Phd degree in engineering systems/sociotechnical systems management, or in a related field
  • A track-record in stakeholder consultations
  • A track-record in analysing technology within a (sociotechnical) systems perspective
  • Ability to constructively collaborate within multidisciplinary research teams  

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. 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.

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