Postdoctoral Researcher position (1 year) for the development and testing of a new class of porous Hybrid Silica membranes.

Postdoctoral Researcher position (1 year) for the development and testing of a new class of porous Hybrid Silica membranes.

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11 Sep 27 Oct Enschede

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Job description

We invite applicants for a postdoctoral research position to further develop hybrid silica solvent nano filtration membranes, which are fabricated via sol-gel methods. The main goal of this project is the chemical modification of existing sols, gels and membranes, allowing them to be used in the new and very interesting application field. These new developments will open a broad application landscape for this class of hybrid ceramic membranes and lead to more simple preparation technologies. To achieve this, an exceptional approach is used in which we can tune the pore size and affinity of the hybrid silica network, based on bridged silsesquioxanes.

Are you ready to contribute to developing a new generation of membrane technology?


As a researcher of the Inorganic Membrane group:

  • You will focus your research on creative chemical modifications of the state of the art preparation methods;
  • Your main goal is to develop new ways to enhance the membrane microstructure;
  • You are expected to perform high quality research;
  • You will efficiently collaborate with industrial partners;
  • You will publish your research in international scientific journals.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You have a PhD in chemical engineering, physics or chemistry with affinity for membrane science and technology;
  • You can show expertise and a track record in membrane formation and/or membrane transport behavior;
  • You are a creative person that shows initiative with a hands-on mentality;
  • You are fluent in English.

Are you up for the challenge to change the world with your research how to design new less energy-consuming separation methods?

For further information, you can contact Dr. Ing. Mieke Luiten-Olieman ( Candidates are invited to upload their application at the UT web address, including a short motivation letter, references (at least 3) and CV (including obtained degrees and publications, if any) to the application button below.

Conditions of employment

You will be appointed for one year within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues.

  • Starting salary will be € 3.111 gross per month;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs;
  • A high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff is strongly encouraged.


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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
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 MIRA. 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 positions
  • Natural Sciences; Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • €3111—€4084 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 929563


University of Twente (UT)

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