PhD position on “Understanding filtration behavior of flexible components”

PhD position on “Understanding filtration behavior of flexible components”

Published Deadline Location
20 Dec 29 Feb Enschede

Job description

You will investigate filtration behavior of flexible particles and components (e.g. gel particles, droplets, cells), and design membrane separation processes based on your findings. The deformability of these particles under actual filtration conditions is far from understood, and likely is influenced by bulk and surface characteristics. You will employ high quality microfluidics for experimental observations, model transport characteristics, and design membrane processes based on these. The work is performed within the stimulating and friendly department of Membrane Science and Technology, well-known and recognized for excellent research and valorization.


University of Twente (UT)


Examples that are often used in PhD vacancies:
  • You are an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher.
  • You have, or will shortly, acquire a master’s degree in the field of (chemical) engineering, physics, physical chemistry, or related area.
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • You have a good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment.
  • You are proficient in English.
  • You have affinity for experimental research.
  • You have not resided in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the last 3 years (conform the mobility rule for EU doctoral candidates).

Conditions of employment

  • A full-time position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year.
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU).
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary ranging from € 2770,- (first year) to € 3539,- (fourth year).
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • A minimum of 232 leave hours in case of full-time employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours. A full-time employment in practice means 40 hours a week, therefore resulting in 96 extra leave hours on an annual basis.
  • Free access to sports facilities on campus.
  • A family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid).
  • You will have a training programme as part of the Twente Graduate School where you and your supervisors will determine a plan for a suitable education and supervision.


The research project will be performed within the Department of Membrane Science and Technology, which is located within the faculty of Science and Technology. The Department has excellent research infrastructure related to membrane fabrication, characterization, and unites a large variety of excellent scientists, inspiring teachers and talented students who each make their own contribution to the research and education in Membrane Science and Technology.

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? (Note that this concerns the vacancy DC1 within the Bio-Gentle doctoral network). Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below, and include:
  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications, motivations to apply for this position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended and grades obtained, and, if applicable, a list of publications and references.
  • An IELTS-test, Internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT), or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE). Applicants with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet. TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Rob Lammertink via


  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1586


University of Twente (UT)

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 29 Feb 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).