Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Environmental Biotechnology

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Environmental Biotechnology

Published Deadline Location
1 Jul 16 Aug Delft

Job description

The Department of Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Biotechnology. We are looking for a talented and motivated candidate who will develop a new, independent research line within our Environmental Biotechnology group. Proposed research lines can be either experimental, computational and/or focused on process engineering. Non-exclusive examples of possible research directions could be i) engineering of microbial communities, ii) resource recovery technology, or (iii) modelling of conversion and transport processes in environmental biotechnology.

We expect our new colleague to enthusiastically teach and develop courses in the BSc programmes Life Science and Technology (LST) and /or Molecular Science and Technology, which are taught together with Leiden University, and in the TU Delft MSc programmes Life Science  and Technology and/or Chemical Engineering. In addition the tenure-track assistant professor will supervise BSc, MSc, PDEng, and PhD students during their research projects.

Successful applicants can expect a competitive start-up package for their research program, which they should further expand by attracting external research funding. Specialized staff members are available at TU Delft to support tenure-track assistant professors in building and strengthening their own research programs and to provide administrative support interdisciplinary and collaborative research ventures. Experienced scientists in the Department of Biotechnology are ready to act as sounding boards and mentors in discussions on scientific and personal development.

Department
The position is available in the Department of Biotechnology, which engages in internationally-leading education programmes and offers a stimulating research environment in the biosciences that combines fundamental science, engineering, and design, all directed towards biotechnological process innovations. The Department covers the areas of biocatalysis, bioprocess engineering, cell systems engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial microbiology, and biotechnology and society. The Department harbours excellent laboratory facilities and infrastructure and shares a state-of-the-art building with the Bionanoscience and Chemical Engineering departments. Working in such close proximity facilitates inter-departmental collaborations on multidisciplinary projects.

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

The ideal candidate has:

  • MSc and PhD in biology, chemistry, (bio)chemical engineering, and/or equivalent discipline(s)
  • relevant post-doctoral research experience
  • a vision on how to develop a new, independent research line that is complementary to current environmental biotechnology research in the Department
  • a passion for education and coaching of students and early-stage researchers
  • proficiency in English, and, for foreign candidates, the willingness to learn the Dutch language to a level sufficient for classroom teaching at the BSc level
  • affinity with research at the interface of academia and industry, and with working in multidisciplinary teams
  • motivation and inherent ability to acquire funding, both via competitive individual grants, public-private partnerships and direct industrial funding.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: tenure track (6 years with the prospect of a permanent contract).

At the start of the tenure-track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor for the duration of six years. Section leader, Head of Department and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and the mid-term evaluation. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively at the end of the tenure track, you will be appointed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

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.

Employer

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers both in business and in a social context. TU Delft offers 16 Bachelor’s and 32 Master’s programmes to more than 23,000 students. Our scientific staff consists of 3,500 staff members and 2,800 PhD candidates. Together we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Department

Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy or about the selection procedure, please contact Dr.ir. T. Vos via recruitment-BT@tudelft.nl.

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • €3746—€5127 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD00300

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD, Delft

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Send your application to recruitment-BT@tudelft.nl.

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Application procedure

In order to apply,  please submit, in addition to your CV and publication record, a research statement (Maximum 3 A4) and an education statement (maximum 1 A4). This vacancy will remain open until we have found the right candidate, but not beyond August 15, 2020.

Send your application to recruitment-BT@tudelft.nl.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

Make sure to apply no later than 16 Aug 2020 1:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).