Engineering Doctorate in Designing an electrochemically mediated carbon monoxide separation process

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Deadline: 30 Sep 2023

Kick off your career in electrochemical process design. You will work with our industrial partners DOW, Shell, TNO and Arcelor Mittal. Starting as Engineering Doctorate trainee at TU Delft? Apply now!

Join a unique programme, where you can apply your technical knowledge to projects with major players in the process industry at a doctorate level.

Our Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme in Product, Process and Equipment Design will train you to design fit-for-purpose, first-of-its-kind products, processes and equipment. In addition to deepening and broadening your knowledge, you will learn about multi-disciplinary problem-solving, project management and functioning in multicultural teams. You’ll also gain expertise in process development, conceptual design and engineering. In your first year, you’ll follow advanced courses in engineering and gamma disciplines, and you’ll participate in a comprehensive group design project.

In your second year, for the individual design project, you will design a novel electrochemically mediated carbon monoxide separation system, based on selective adsorption, and apply the knowledge to upscale the process for practical application. You will perform your work in the ReCoVR project consortium , at TU Delft and in close collaboration with industrial partners DOW Chemicals, Shell, TNO and Arcelor Mittal.

You’ll be working in an inspiring international design oriented scientific ecosystem with fellow trainees from all over the world. If all goes well, this two-year position will lead to an Engineering Doctorate degree, focused on integrating several disciplines to innovatively design processes and process equipment. This expertise is in demand and you’ll enjoy great prospects for a professional future career in the Dutch and international industries.

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Fascinated by process design and development and the application of technology, you’re seeking a career in the process industry (chemicals, energy, food, pharma). Hungry for European work experience, you’re looking to study and work in an ambitious international team. Your English is excellent, of course, and you have an open, creative mind and a critical attitude.

You also have:
- A MSc Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or Physical Technology.
- Alternatively, a MSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Sustainable Energy Technology with a specialisation related to chemical engineering, such as industrial process equipment and energy systems.
- Or, a MSc degree in Applied Earth Sciences, with a specialisation in raw material processing or petroleum engineering.
- Another relevant qualification, within the discretion of the Selection Committee.

The successful candidate will receive a 1-year contract from the Delft University of Technology with a 1-year extension and a gross monthly salary of €2,089.- for 40 hours per week. TU Delft’s benefits and other employment conditions follow the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. We offer a customisable compensation package, discounts for health insurance and sports memberships, and a monthly work cost contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Find out more about working for TU Delft .

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university, which combines science, engineering and design. It delivers world-class results in education, research and innovation addressing challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and the digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct ). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

Please visit our website for more information about the Faculty of Applied Sciences and our Department of Chemical Engineering . Please feel free to contact our programme manager PED Ms Renee Aggenbach at +31(0)15–2785817 or via

Kick off your exciting career in the process industry (chemicals, energy, food, pharma) at TU Delft. Please submit your application in English, using our application form, including your:

  • Cover letter explaining why you’re interested in a traineeship in (product-driven) process and equipment design or design in general, max one A4 page.
  • Curriculum Vitae max two A4 pages.
  • Copies of your master's and bachelor's diplomas.
  • Master's and bachelor's degree transcripts including grades and a scale with the maximum, minimum and passing grades.
  • Two reference letters from supervisors of (research) projects or (scientific) work. Please upload through the application form, or ask your referees to e-mail our programme manager .
  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language* if you are a non-native English speaker without an English-taught master’s degree.

* Good command of spoken and written English can be demonstrated by successfully passing one of the following tests (certificates not older than two years):
1. TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test) with an overall band score of 100 with scores of at least 21 for each section. TU Delft does not accept TOEFL MyBest scores; the scores must have been achieved in a single test;
2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System, academic version) with an overall band score of at least 7.0 with scores of at least 6.5 for each section.

Native speakers will be exempted from the English test requirement, as well as, in principle, non-native applicants who have obtained an English-taught Master’s degree.
If during the selection process it is deemed that the English proficiency of the applicant with an English-taught Master’s degree does not meet the requirements, they may also be asked to do a test.

Application deadline: 1 May 2023

Your application will be evaluated by the EngD committee. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to prepare a presentation. A pre-employment screening may also be part of the selection process.

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