Researcher on development of membranes for blood purification

Researcher on development of membranes for blood purification

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13 Jul 15 Aug Enschede

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Most patients with kidney failure receive dialysis therapy, because of a donor organ shortage. Unfortunately, current filters cannot remove all toxins from patients' blood, especially protein-bound toxins, leading to high mortality and poor quality of life. Moreover, dialysis therapy requires lots of water. This research project aims to develop new filters for improved and greener dialysis therapy and to assess their commercial and technological feasibility.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You are ambitious and enthusiastic
  • You hold a BSc, MSc of PhD degree in biomedical engineering, or related field
  • Knowledge or experience in mebrane sciene and technology is preferred
  • You should be able to work independently and have excellent theoretical, experimental and writing skills (in English)

Conditions of employment

  • Fulltime position for one year
  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in a stimulating scientific environment.
  • The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between €3.557 and €4.670
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • A minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A fulltime employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis


The AOT consists of 3 research chairs: (1) Biomaterials and regenerative medicine, (2) (Bio)artificial organs, (3) Engineered therapeutics.

Its mission is:
  1. To provide innovative technological solutions to patients suffering from chronic and malignant diseases to gain a longer, better and healthier life.
  2. To provide excellent education to a new generation of professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge able to meet the needs for the next century related to patient treatment.
This mission is achieved through the application of state-of-the-art technologies at the interface of chemistry, biomaterials and membrane science, additive manufacturing, biofabrication, tissue engineering and nanomedicine. AOT combines unique expertise spanning the fields of (bio)artificial organs, targeted therapeutics and biomaterials and regenerative medicine. Our activities are embedded in challenging and interactive training programs for bachelor and master students and graduate and post-graduate students. We strive to implement innovative technologies from the benchtop to the clinic, and to valorize our findings via initiating new spin-off companies.

The University of Twente stands for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology, and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+ and TechMed centre. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3557—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 704


University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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