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PhD on process development of bio-based materials

Are you ready for an exciting step in your academic career? In this position, you will have the unique opportunity to develop your PhD in the field of chemical processes, focusing on the development of bio-based materials for various applications.

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Key takeaways

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

In this position you will have the opportunity to develop your PhD in the field of chemical processes for the development of Bio-based materials for different applications. You will be working in creative and experienced research groups with extensive experience of practical research and access to unique experimental infrastructure. The work will involve experimental activities covering a variety of aspects related to the the production and physicochemical characterization of novel bio-based thermoplastic materials.

This project will be developed in close collaboration between the groups Sustainable Process Technology and Sustainable Polymers Chemistry at the University of Twente.

Your profile

For this position we are searching for an ambitious candidate with:

  • a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  • You have excellent research skills
  • experience with experimental laboratory systems
  • You are creative, can work independently and you are a team player.
  • You have good communication skills
  • You are fluent in English

Our offer

  • a fulltime position for four years.
  • a PhD salary of € 2.770 in the first year and increases to € 3.539 in the fourth year. The offer further involves: a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • a solid pension scheme
  • a minimum of 29 holidays
  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in a stimulating scientific environment.
  • numerous professional and personal development programmes.

Information and application

Send your reaction before 31 July 2024 via the provided button and should include an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation, a detailed CV, and an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education. An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection procedure.

For more information about the position, you are encouraged to contact M. Pilar Ruiz (m.p.ruizramiro@utwente.nl)

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About the department

At SPT, we develop experimental and modelling research in the areas of biomass conversion, affinity separations, plastic recycling, water and CO2 capture and conversion. We combine our expertise in different disciplines (process design, chemistry, catalysis, modelling, engineering) to contribute to the development of sustainable chemical processes.

SPC focuses on the development of new sustainable polymeric materials. The SPC group develops novel synthesis strategies and polymeric materials to tackle different fundamental questions. The main focus of the group is novel (bio)degradable and chemically modified biobased materials, primarily based on phosphorus-containing polymers or biopolymers, such as starch, cellulose, or lignin.

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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Ruiz Ramiro, M.P. (Pilar)

Ruiz Ramiro, M.P. (Pilar)
Associate Professor

Ruiz Ramiro, M.P. (Pilar)
Associate Professor

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Pilar 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. If applicable, we will sign you up for screening.

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