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Postdoctoral Researcher position (1 year) for the development and testing of a new class of porous Hybrid Silica membranesPosted by: University of Twente (UT)
Posted date: 2017-Sep-20
We invite applicants for a postdoctoral research position to further develop hybrid silica solvent nanofiltration membranes, which are fabricated via sol-gel methods. The main goal of this project is the chemical modification of existing sols, gels and membranes, allowing them to be used in the new and very interesting field of organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN). These new developments will open a broad application landscape for this class of hybrid ceramic membranes and lead to more simple preparation technologies. To achieve, this a unique approach is used in which we can tune the pore size and affinity of the hybrid silica network, based on bridged silsesquioxanes.
You will be part of the Inorganic Membrane group of the University of Twente, which is part of the Membrane Science and Technology cluster and the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology. Research in the Inorganic Membrane group encompasses macro as well as micro scale phenomena in the field of the development of new membrane materials, a better fundamental understanding of transport mechanisms, and the design of membrane processes and membrane reactors.
As a researcher of the Inorganic Membrane group you are expected to perform research of high quality, efficiently collaborate with industrial partners, and to report on your research in international scientific journals.
The successful candidate will be a motivated researcher with a PhD in chemical engineering, physics or chemistry with affinity for membrane science and technology. Expertise and track record in membrane formation and/or membrane transport behavior are preferred. We expect a creative person that shows self-initiative with a hands-on mentality and independent team-oriented style of working. The candidate should have good communication skills backed with a good command of the English language.
For further information, you can contact Dr. Ing. Mieke Luiten-Olieman (m.w.j.luitenutwente.nl). Candidates are invited to upload their application at the UT web address, including a short motivation letter, references (at least 3), and CV (including obtained degrees and publications, if any) to the application button below.
Review of candidates will start immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
Conditions of employment
The University of Twente offers a stimulating work environment in an area of applied, forefront research. You will have a full-time employment contract for the duration of 1 years. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. Gross monthly salary depends on experience and qualifications and ranges from € 3111.- to € 4084.- Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (amounts to 8%), an end-of-year bonus (amounts to 8,3%) and a number of additional benefits.
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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.