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12 PhD positions on the EU project BIO-GENTLE

Are you passionate about sustainability and membranes? We offer 12 challenging PhD positions at multiple institutes across Europe (NL, DE, IT, FR, BE, and UK). You will be working within a European Doctoral Network, Bio-Gentle, with the general objective to research and develop recovery and harvesting processes of valuable biomolecules.

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    Mireille Claessens
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    Jennifer Herek
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    Monica Morales Masis
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    Marcel Karperien
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    Pieter Tuchter
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    Srirang Manohar
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    Sonia García Blanco

Key takeaways

  • Hours
    38 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication
    Salary gross/monthly
    based on full-time
    € 2,770 - € 3,539
  • Deadline
    29 Feb 2024

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.

Your profile

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.

Our offer

  • 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.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below, and include:

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.

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About the 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.

About the organisation

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Lammertink, R.G.H. (Rob)

Lammertink, R.G.H. (Rob)
Full Professor

Lammertink, R.G.H. (Rob)
Full Professor

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Rob for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.

How to apply

Step 1

Apply.
When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

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Step 2

Selection.
The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

Step 3

1st interview.
The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

Step 4

2nd interview.
In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

Step 5

The offer.
If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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