LUT´s Department of Green Chemistry (DGC) is a center of excellence with scientific expertise and research experience focusing on new solutions to address impending challenges related to circular economy, bioeconomy, advance water/wastewater treatment, renewable energy and climate change.
DGC is now looking for two (2) Junior Researchers to join us.
This junior researcher position is a part of the EU regional development research project on membrane bioreactor (MBR) treatment of municipal wastewater and nutrients recovery. The major tasks will focus on new MBR based wastewater treatment techniques to enhance the removal of hazardous substances, recovery of value-added nutrients, process efficiency and stability, which promote by-product flows as a part of circular economy. The project also aims at developing innovative techniques for the mitigation of inevitable membrane fouling issues associated with the MBR operation. The candidate with strong academic background in biology, biotechnology and microbiology is highly preferable.
A junior researcher will work in a research project “A synergetic cleantech approach for the nutrient recovery from explosive industry wastewater: A Potential source of struvite fertilizer (EXPO-STV)” The aim of this project is to develop Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for the treatment of explosive industry wastewater and STRUVITE precipitation from explosive industry wastewater. The candidate should preferably have a strong background in Coordination Chemistry.
Academic qualification requirements
The junior researchers are expected to have completed an MSc degree or equivalent in a relevant field of environmental engineering, chemical engineering or chemistry, with the ability to prepare the preliminary research plan and complete the doctoral studies including postgraduate studies within the target time. The junior researchers must obtain the postgraduate study right required for completing the doctoral degree within one year of the beginning of the employment relationship.
The candidates should be highly motivated, creative, with strong problem-solving skills and able to enjoy interdisciplinary research works in teams.
Employment conditions and salary
The employment relationship is fixed-term with a six-month trial period. The objective is to complete the doctoral degree within the target time of four years. The position will be available initially for two years and can be extended for another two years, provided the studies have progressed satisfactorily.
The salary is based on the current collective agreement. Applicants should start working according to the agreement with the employer (DGC, LUT) and work will be implemented in Mikkeli.
Please submit your application, CV, transcript of records and motivation letter by 11 August 2019 (at midnight, Finnish local time, UTC + 3 h) through the university's online application system.
For more details, please contact Professor Mika Sillanpää, e-mail: email@example.com, mobile phone +358 400 205 215.
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|Title||Two (2) Junior Reseachers, Department of Green Chemistry, Mikkeli|
|Job location||Sammonkatu 12, 50130 Mikkeli|
|Published||June 19, 2019|
|Application deadline||August 11, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Chemical Engineering,   Organic Chemistry,   Biochemistry,   Environmental Engineering  |