PhD in innovative and innovative separation process

PhD in innovative and innovative separation process

Published Deadline Location
9 Nov 1 Dec Wageningen

Job description

Are you looking for a PhD where your work makes real impact in society? Are you a true teamplayer with an eye for sustainable solutions? We have an open PhD position in innovative and innovative separation processes. This particular position will be dedicated to the design of innovative separation processes, and be part of a national team, that incorporates chemists, material scientists and process engineers.

What are you going to do?
  • you will apply new electro-sensitive materials in lab and bench scale processes, to evaluate the capacity and selectivity of separation;
  • your work will include the creation of the individual elements of the system, and focus on the overall design of a system that works on larger scales.
You will use computer models to capture the process dynamics.



The research is embedded within the chair Food Process Engineering, and part of the ReCoVR project consisting of three other universities, plus a wide range of industrial partners.
Current processes for isolating ingredients for food, such as proteins and flavours, require significant amounts of energy and chemicals. In this project, electrically driven separations will be developed that will allow for much more sustainable and circular recovery of these components.
You will be supervised by prof. Karin Schroën.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

You have
  • a successfully completed MSc degree in chemical or food process engineering, or similar, and be motivated to work on technology for a sustainable future;
  • a drive to work in a multidisciplinary team, and have good communication skills to work effectively within a diverse team;
  • modelling skills are considered as a plus.
For this position your command of the English language is expected to be at C1 level. Sometimes it is necessary to submit an internationally recognized Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language. More information can be found here.

Conditions of employment

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation / holiday hours by working more, up to 40 hours per week;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8.3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will receive a fully funded PhD position and you will be offered a course program tailored to your needs and the research team.

The gross salary for the first year is € 2.541,- per month rising to € 3.247,- in the fourth year in according to the Collective Labour Agreements for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) (scale P). This is based on a full-time working week of 38 hours. We offer a temporary contract for 18 months which will be extended for the duration of the project if you perform well.

There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a unique position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the " Best University " in the Netherlands for the 17th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,200 employees (6,400 fte) and 13,200 students and over 150.000 participants to WUR's Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

Read the 5 reasons why your future colleagues enjoy working at WUR and watch this video to get an idea of our green campus!

Additional information

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Karin Schroen, professor, by phone: +31 317-483396 or karin.schroen@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, Recruiter, by phone: +31 317 480571 or by e-mail rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter, using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including December 1st 2022. We strive to schedule the first job interviews mid December 2022. The preferred starting date for this position is early 2023 (ideally January).

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Food
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • P1102528-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Karin Schroen, professor, by phone: +31 317-483396 or karin.schroen@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, Recruiter, by phone: +31 317 480571 or by e-mail rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter, using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including December 1st 2022. We strive to schedule the first job interviews mid December 2022. The preferred starting date for this position is early 2023 (ideally January).

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Karin Schroen, professor, by phone: +31 317-483396 or karin.schroen@wur.nl.

For more information about the procedure, please contact Rutger Voorrips, Recruiter, by phone: +31 317 480571 or by e-mail rutger.voorrips@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter, using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including December 1st 2022. We strive to schedule the first job interviews mid December 2022. The preferred starting date for this position is early 2023 (ideally January).

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).