12 PhD positions on the EU project BIO-GENTLE

12 PhD positions on the EU project BIO-GENTLE

Published Deadline Location
20 Dec 29 Feb Enschede

Job description

Topics within this Doctoral Network range between experimental to computational, between fundamental and applied, but are all focussed to propel Europe to the forefront of research and development of biomolecules that can be used as high-volume commodities or low-volume, but high-value compounds in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. The scientific aim of this network will be to produce and share knowledge, insights, and solutions to these objectives, thereby enabling major steps towards, and providing evidence of sustainable biomaterials production on larger scales for application in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics in Europe. Further information, including a description per PhD position, can be found at Bio-Gentle.

Specifications

University of Twente (UT)

Requirements

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, physical chemistry, physics, bio engineering, food processing, 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.
  • At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Conditions of employment

  • The details of the offer are in line with the MSCA Work Program related to Eligibility, Benefits and Salary.
  • 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 conditions above apply to the vacancy at the University of Twente.
  • The specific details and employment terms may vary depending on the country. The duration per project may also vary. We recommend engaging in a discussion with the respective host to gain a comprehensive understanding of the conditions relevant to that specific position and location.

Department

The project will be performed at one of the host institutes, with foreseen secondments (short term stays) at other institutes and industries. For more details about each PhD (or DC, Doctoral Candidate) position, please visit Bio-Gentle.

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? 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 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, you are welcome to contact the DN coordinator Rob Lammertink via r.g.h.lammertink@utwente.nl or visit the website Bio-Gentle.

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1585

Employer

University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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Application procedure

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