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PhD-position Transport phenomena near interfacesPosted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2017-Sep-11
Within the Soft matter, Fluidics and Interfaces group there is 1 PhD position regarding transport phenomena near interfaces available The project concerns experimental studies on interfacial osmotic effects, relevant for many transport processes for applications including (green) energy generation, water purification, (biomass) catalysis, and membrane separations. While the projects are mainly experimental, numerical simulations will be included as well. A 3-month training period (external) regarding numerical simulations will be part of the PhD trajectory.
You will become part of an international research group with a strong collaborative atmosphere. As part of the PhD program, you have the opportunity to further education within the Twente Graduate School. Besides, you may actively contribute in the teaching program, e.g. by supervision of MSc assignment and teaching assistance.
You have a Master’s degree, preferably with distinction (or international equivalent) in (Fluid) Physics, Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline; good knowledge/demonstrated awareness of fluid and ionic transport phenomena as well as interfacial and colloidal phenomena. Experience in using (micro)fluidic devices and microscopic techniques is desired.
You possess good knowledge/demonstrated awareness of (numerical) modeling. Excellent analysis skills and an analytical mind-set, as well as excellent communication skills, including written. English language proficiency is a must and a written test will be part of the interview procedure.
You have an ability to work independently and as a member of a research team. A collaborative attitude is strongly desired. You are able to review and engage with interdisciplinary studies and are driven by curiosity.
Conditions of employment
We offer a 4-year full-time position as a PhD candidate appointed at the University of Twente (UT), with a qualifier after 1 year. In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) the gross monthly salary ranges from € 2.222,- in the first year to € 2.840,- in the fourth year. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus, and a number of additional benefits.
Department website: https://www.utwente.nl/tnw/sfi/
Please send your application with CV through the link below.
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.
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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.