As Postdoctoral Researcher in the Sustainable Process Technology (SPT) group at University of Twente, you will focus on developing strategies for purifying lignocellulosic biomass-derived streams prior further processing. Do you have expertise in the field of biomass conversion technologies? Then this could be the opening you are looking for.
The aim of this project is to develop affordable technical solutions to free lignocellulosic liquid streams from undesired contaminants, which can also be applicable for additional cleaning of first-generation biomass derived streams.
In this position you will have your own (technical) line of research on developing cleaning strategies for lignocellulosic-derived streams prior further processing, at laboratory scale. Additionally, techno-economic feasibility studies on the strategies analysed will be envisioned.Your profile
• You have a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a demonstrated record or strong promise of research productivity
• You have experience in biomass conversion technologies
• You are skilled in working in a laboratory (e.g. building/modifying set-ups, running analyses)
• You have a strong analytical and conceptual skills
• You have an excellent command of English and good communication skills
• Full-time position, 38 hours per week
• A two-year contract
• Gross monthly salary between € 3.353.00 and € 4,402.00 depending on experience and qualifications (in conformity with job profile Researcher, level 4, on the University Job Classification (UFO) of the collective labour agreement (CAO) of Dutch universities)
• A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
• Excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development
• A solid pension scheme
• Minimum of 29 holiday days in case of full-time employment
• Opportunities to advise MSc and PhD graduate students, and teach graduate courses in your speciality
• An inspiring and challenging, international environment
Is this the kind of opening you’re looking for? If it is, we’re eager to hear from you. Please submit your application before [15/07/2021] (choose “apply now” below). Your application must include (i) a cover letter clearly stating how you meet the selection criteria and outlining your research interests, and (ii) a detailed CV with references. Applications that do not include both documents will not be considered.
For more information about the position, you can contact Dr. M.P. Ruiz Ramiro (firstname.lastname@example.org).About the department
The Sustainable Process Technology (SPT) group is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, TNW, at University of Twente. We develop experimental and modelling research in the areas of biomass conversion, affinity separations, plastic recycling, water and CO2 capture and conversion. We combine our expertise in different disciplines (process design, chemistry, catalysis, modelling, engineering) to contribute to the development of sustainable chemical processes.
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.
As an employer, the TNW Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.
University of Twente (UT)
University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.
As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.