Parttime Assistant for lab-work at DTU Sustain

Updated: 3 months ago

The Danish sector is evolving towards more centralized strategies for wastewater management ensuring savings in infrastructure. However, it remains unclear what are the impacts of heavy centralization on the environment and society. Furthermore, centralization may encompass heavy costs on maintenance of infrastructure (e.g., maintenance of sewer systems). The project will assess a new membrane-based technology for wastewater treatment at the household level. 

The candidate will support the process optimization at pilot scale. Effluent quality will be assessed as alternative water source for non-potable use. 

The job
We seek a parttime assistant who has a background on water treatment. You are highly motivated and self-driven in what you do. You like getting your hands dirty and therefore are capable to understand analytical and experimental techniques, showing high degree of independence. You enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment and are unafraid to ask questions. You enjoy working and communicating your results with a wide group of stakeholders (e.g., engineering companies, municipalities, etc.).

As a parttime assistant in this project, you will engage in:

(1) laboratory work to optimize forward osmosis as well as support other research activities within the group

(2) pilot and field scale testing of forward osmosis for wastewater treatment 

(3) close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team.

Our expectations of you
We are looking for a parttime assistant who has an interest in process engineering and water treatment technologies. You should enjoy working both independently, and as part of a bigger team.

You are probably in the process of a relevant higher education and having experience with experimental work at lab and pilot scale is an advantage.

What we offer in return
At DTU, you will be part of one of Europe's leading research and educational institutions. You enter an organization that aims to develop knowledge at an international level. You can look forward to a challenging and developing workplace with high professionalism. Of course, we make sure that you get the necessary sparring and competence development at the same time.

Salary and appointment terms
Working hours are on average 15 hours per week and can be organized flexibly in relation to holidays, exams, etc. Starting date is 1st of February (or according to mutual agreement). The employment runs until end of June 2024.

Salary and appointment terms are in accordance with the OAO-S Joint Agreement and the organization agreement for Office Clerks, Laboratory Technicians and IT staff (HK/stat).

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Friday, 15 December 2023. Open the “Apply now” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and documentation for study activity. In the application, we would like to hear a little about you, your competencies and why you are applying for the position.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Borja Valverde Pérez, [email protected]  

You can read more about DTU Sustain at  

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Sustain - Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering - is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. The department conducts research, development & scientific advice and provides educational programs and service to society. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers. The Department has approximately 300 staff from more than 30 nationalities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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