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In the Designer in Bioprocess Engineering programme, you develop yourself into a visionary team-player with a state-of-the-art background in biosciences and chemical engineering, prepared for innovative bioprocess design. You gain business knowledge, e.g., economical evaluation and project management, to evaluate the implementation of developed processes in an industrial environment. Throughout the programme, you are trained to develop and apply an independent attitude, a critical approach, creativity and a focus on innovative application in the interdisciplinary field of Biochemical Engineering. The biotech industries in the Netherlands and abroad value graduated Designers in Bioprocess Engineering and offer them a range of careers in all facets of bioprocess development.
In the first year, PDEng-trainees take mandatory courses and a personal selection from advanced courses in fermentation technology, microbiology, downstream processing, environmental biotechnology, or biocatalysis, along with economic evaluation and project management courses. A group design project will be carried out. The second year consists of an individual design project carried out in, or in close collaboration with, industry.
For more information, see: www.pdeng.tudelft.nl/bpe or www.4TU.nl/sai/en/programmes-and-tracks/bpe
Applicants should have a Master degree in (Bio) Chemical Engineering, Food or Environmental Technology, Biotechnology, or a related discipline. Candidates need to be interested in pursuing a career in industry. We are especially looking for trainees with an open, creative mind and a critical attitude: trainees with ambition in innovative design. A good command of the English language (written and spoken) is essential, and a good command of the Dutch language is desired. Trainees will be recruited from the top 10% of the student population.
Fixed-term contract: initially a 1-year contract, with a possible 1-year extension (2 years total).
For more information about this position, please contact Yvonne van Gameren, phone: +31 (0)15-2789857, e-mail: email@example.com.
To enter the online application procedure, please follow the link at www.pdeng.tudelft.nl/bpe. You are requested to submit in English, preferably in one PDF file:
• Letter of application in which you explain your interest in the traineeship in Bioprocess Engineering and in design in general (maximum 600 words)
• Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages A4)
• Master's and Bachelor's transcripts including grades obtained (plus a scale that indicates the maximum, minimum and passing grades)
• Copies of Master's and Bachelor's degrees
• A copy of your passport
• Two reference letters from supervisors of recent (scientific) projects or work
When applying for this position, please indicate your preferred start date (coming February or coming September).
Deadline for application
Please note our application deadline of 3 months before start date for EU nationals and 5 months for non EU nationals. A presentation and an interview will be part of the selection procedure.
The application deadline for submitting your documents:
15th of April for Non-Europeans
1st of June for Europeans
15th of October for Non-Europeans
1st of December for Europeans
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.
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