Postdoc Co-design European wastewater treatment pilots

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 23 Mar 2023

Postdoc Co-design European wastewater treatment pilots
Postdoc Co-design European wastewater treatment pilots
Published Deadline Location
today 23 Mar Delft

Are you an interdisciplinary researcher and would you like to work in a European network on recycling of nutrients in wastewater treatment?
Job description

For the EU H2020 WATER-MINING project we are looking for a researcher (PhD graduate) to conduct research on the societal acceptability of Water Mining technologies for the recovery of water and resources from urban and industrial waste streams. For that, in collaboration with project partners across Europe, you will investigate the acceptability and users’ attitude changes of full-scale Water Mining technologies and recovered resources as circular products, as well as develop educational activities to communicate the results of the project.

WATER-MINING ( is a highly ambitious project that aims to tackle challenges related to water access and sustainable water supply. The project consortium consists of 38 partners over 12 countries, with case studies in Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands. TU Delft, Section of Biotechnology and Society, is project leader. The mentioned Postdoc position will be based in Delft, for the duration of the Water Mining project until 31 August 2024.     

  • 38—40 hours per week
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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for an ambitious scholar who wants to contribute to solving energy, environmental and economic challenges related to securing future water access. The ideal candidate should hold (or close to finishing) a PhD degree, or a MSc degree with +5 years of experience in domains related to Science and Technology Studies, Innovation Sciences, Industrial Ecology, or any other related field. Demonstrable experience with both quantitative and qualitative research skills are requested, but with emphasis on the latter.  You should be able to work in a team, while taking initiative in reaching out to project partners, setting up workshops and approaching associated stakeholders. Salary scale will depend on level of education and experience, scale 10-11

The responsibilities for this position include:

-              Engage with project partners to analyse the full-scale implementation of Water Mining technologies

-              Conduct and analyse surveys, interviews and workshops with stakeholders in six case studies across Europe

-              Lead project partners in the development of educational material for communicating results of the Water Mining projects

-              Deliver reports of your activities within the project and in collaboration with project partners within your working groups.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 15 maanden.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Delft University of Technology

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 combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.


With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

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Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before March 22, 2023 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

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