Postdoctoral fellow

WorkplaceFlemish Region, Ghent, Belgium


PhD degree in Bioscience, Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, or a discipline declared admissible by the selection committee or an equivalent degree

Job description

The Particle and Interfacial Technology group (PaInT) is searching for a talented and independent Postdoctoral Fellow who will work on an EU project "Strategy for the implementation of circular fertilizer value chains in rural communities", which will kick off on January 1st, 2021. The selected PostDoctoral fellow will work on the recovery of nutrients from agricultural streams by electrodialysis (ED), including optimization of the pretreatment, ED operational parameters, membrane fouling and characterization, and economic analysis. The PaInT group focuses on physicochemical water treatment processes, among which membrane filtration. We offer a diverse research group, having both an extended academic and industrial network. PaInT is also embedded in the Capture Consortium, focusing on resource recovery from various waste streams ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ).

Profile of the candidate

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate for a PostDoctoral position in our research group. The research will take place in an academic setting.

The PostDoctoral fellow should hold a PhD degree in Bioscience, Civil, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, or a discipline that is declared admissible by the selection committee, or an equivalent degree.

Prior knowledge of relevant membrane processes (e.g., reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, membrane distillation, forward osmosis) is required. Experience in electrodialysis at a lab or industrial-scale is a must.

Authorship/co-authorship of scientific articles indexed in Scopus in the field of membrane technology in water treatment, especially in electrodialysis, is highly required.

Prior knowledge and/or interest in surface chemistry, polymer chemistry, modeling, or transport phenomena is desired.

How to apply

Send a copy of your degree, CV (including a list of publications), and motivation letter to emile.cornelissen Please include the contact details of your Ph.D. thesis promoter(s) and former employers (if relevant). Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview and a test.


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 4110.

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