Last application date: Oct 15, 2021 00:00
Department: LA24 - Department of Green Chemistry and Technology
Contract: Limited duration
Degree: Master level in applied biological sciences (agriculture, environmental technology,…)
Occupancy rate: 100%
Vacancy type: Research staff
Ghent University (Belgium) is internationally one of the leading institutes in resource recovery and renewable resources. It is home to the BioRefine Cluster Europe, a network of international research and development projects with dedicated focus of guiding innovation towards applied market implementation. As part of an extensive European programme on closing wastewater cycles for nutrient recovery, we are recruiting a junior expert for a PhD degree at Ghent University (Belgium) in frame of the Horizon 2020 WalNUT project.
WalNUT aims to develop the necessary concepts and technological solutions to re-design the value and supply chains of nutrients from wastewater and brine, by applying a wide range of technological processes (physico-chemical, electro-chemical, biological). These technological processes will be validated both on lab and pilot scale. The Belgian pilot is operated (in collaboration with Ghent University) by Aquafin, a wastewater treatment company, with the aim to recover N, P and/or K fertilisers. The produced fertilisers will be tested against the performance of conventional mineral fertilisers, in laboratory and field trial setting. The research topic is part of the broader concept of reusing waste to generate products for a sustainable economy, reducing pollution risk and dependence on imported material resources. Research will be conducted in a setting of transnational collaboration, including potential stays abroad.
Send (I) CV and (II) motivation letter to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday October 15th, 17h (Central European Time) (put „WalNUT PHD“ in the email title). Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the course of October with foreseen to start at the earliest convenience thereafter (based on candidate availability, but as soon as possible from our perspective).Continue reading
|Title||PhD Student - Department of Green Chemistry and Technology|
|Job location||Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent|
|Published||September 14, 2021|
|Application deadline||October 15, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Environmental Science,   Agronomy,   Water Science  |