Assistant professor CO2 capture and separation technologies

Assistant professor CO2 capture and separation technologies

Published Deadline Location
1 Aug 15 Sep Delft
Challenge: Innovative research into carbon capture to provide it as a resource for a sustainable chemical industry.Change: Study and develop new separation technologies for CO2.Impact: Reducing the CO2 concentration in the environment via negative emissions.

Job description

Negative emissions technologies, also known as greenhouse gas removal technologies, play a key role in our drive to reduce carbon concentrations. Your research will focus on developing economically viable and energy efficient technologies geared to large-scale purification processes involved in the sustainable production of chemical building blocks and fuels. CO2 captured from sea water, the air and complex gas mixtures such as flue gases, is to be used as feedstock in these production processes, while the end products also need further purification.

 

As Assistant Professor, you’ll be developing your own research programme, for which you will attract funding. And you will build your team of PhD students, whom you’ll supervise and coach to completion. You will also be involved in and build on electrochemical conversion technologies developed at TU Delft’s e-Refinery institute. At e-Refinery, researchers and industrial partners have joined forces to accelerate the development of CO2 neutral fuels and feedstock for the chemical industry.   

 

Your research is part of TU Delft’s multimillion Climate Action Programme, which was launched in April 2021. You’ll be working closely with other principal investigators in our department, where we combine chemical engineering, chemistry and materials science. In addition, you will perform organisational tasks, such as serving on our department’s examination committee. You will also teach Master’s and Bachelor’s students and supervise graduation projects. At Chemical Engineering you will join our thirty-strong internationally diverse team of highly motivated scientists. We do not distinguish between hierarchical levels in our scientific endeavours and ours is a supportive, welcoming and friendly atmosphere!

 

Specifications

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Requirements

You thrive on taking the lead in developing meaningful research for which you have the ability to build relevant networks and attract funding. Leveraging your communication skills, you convince stakeholders of your research proposals, working closely with the communities of our department, Climate Action and e-Refinery. In addition, you enjoy mentoring and interacting with students. If you have little teaching experience, not to worry, as this is part of your personal development programme. You will get all the support you need to develop your skills and expertise, and prepare for an even more leading role.

 

You also have:

  • A PhD in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Materials Science or another relevant subject. And your academic track record is demonstrated by publications in leading international journals.
  • Demonstrable experience with separation technologies.
  • Knowledge of, or a keen interest in CO2 capture or electrochemical energy technology.

 

If you feel this role would be a perfect match, but you cannot as yet tick all the boxes, we’d really like to get to know you, as you can learn and grow on the job!

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5.

A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future. If you currently are an Assistant Professor, we also accept your application for this role as an Associate Professor.

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 (salary indication for assistant professor: € 3.807 - € 5.922). 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 to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). 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.

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Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact dr. ir. David Vermaas (D.A.Vermaas@tudelft.nl) or Prof. dr. Hans Geerlings (J.J.C.Geerlings@tudelft.nl).

For information about the application procedure, please contact drs. ing. Bart Jan Schrijver (B.J.Schrijver@tudelft.nl).

Specifications

  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • TUD01841

Employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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To apply, please complete the application form via the button 'Apply Now' and add the following documents to your application:

  1. Motivation letter.
  2. Detailed CV.
  3. Recent teaching evaluations (if available).
  4. Teaching statement.
  5. Two research papers (published or unpublished).
  6. Names and contact information of at least three relevant references. We will not contact references without your consent.

 

Please apply before Thursday 15 September 2022.

After the first selection, video interviews and a presentation will be held.

A second selection will be made, followed by interviews and a presentation at TU Delft.

Application procedure

Application procedure

To apply, please complete the application form via the button 'Apply Now' and add the following documents to your application:

  1. Motivation letter.
  2. Detailed CV.
  3. Recent teaching evaluations (if available).
  4. Teaching statement.
  5. Two research papers (published or unpublished).
  6. Names and contact information of at least three relevant references. We will not contact references without your consent.

 

Please apply before Thursday 15 September 2022.

After the first selection, video interviews and a presentation will be held.

A second selection will be made, followed by interviews and a presentation at TU Delft.

Make sure to apply no later than 15 Sep 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).