PhD position on “Understanding filtration behavior of flexible components”
Are you passionate about sustainability and membranes? We offer a challenging PhD position in the Department of Membrane Science and Technology. 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.
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.
Information and application
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 email@example.com
About the department
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.
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.