Vacancy Junior or Postdoc Researcher on Urban Digital Twins to support co-creation of Positive Energy Districts

Job description

In the upcoming DigiTwins4PEDs (“Utilisation of Urban Digital Twins to co-create flexible Positive Energy systems for Districts”) project, embedded within the European DUT (Driving Urban Transitions) framework, nine European partners from Germany, Austria, Poland and the Netherlands will develop new research methods and implementation strategies to foster the realisation of PEDs (Positive Energy Districts). The strong involvement of citizens in these PEDs is crucial to push forward the energy transition of their communities and take more informed decisions. To support this participation process, new energy simulation and visualisation tools using Urban Digital Twins will be developed and adapted. In particular, the research topics to be addressed are:

The 3D Geoinformation group at TU Delft will be involved in a several tasks dealing with technical aspects (e.g. data modelling, data preparation and integration, research software development, etc.) in order to support energy flexibilization strategies and the integration of Urban Digital Twins into the co-creation process for the different case studies. The main tasks, to be carried out in co-operation with the other project partners, will be:

To support the research work of the TU Delft team, we have opened a 2.5-year research position in our 3D Geoinformation research group, section Urban Data Science, Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. The candidate is expected to contribute to the above tasks and lead some of them.

Research group

The 3D Geoinformation group focuses on the technologies underpinning geographical information systems (GIS), and aims at designing, developing, and implementing better systems to model 3D cities, buildings and landscapes. It is a multidisciplinary group of around 25 people, including computer scientists, geomatics engineers, and geographers; 6 of them are tenured staff (1 professor, 2 associate professors, and 3 assistant professors). The group has a history of successful collaborations with industry and government in the past: its research has led to open source software, standards, and patents for the management of 3D geographic information and Building Information Models.

Job requirements

Applicants should:

What we offer

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (based on scale 10: € 3.226,00 - € 5.090,00). The employment contract is offered for 2,5 years. The position is open for 38-40 hours per week. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

How to apply

You can apply via this webpage

Your application dossier should contain:

Please note:

For more information about this position, please contact directly Dr. Giorgio Agugiaro (