PhD position in downstream bioseparation with membrane technology

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Mar 2024

27 Jan 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

KU Leuven
Research Field

Engineering » Chemical engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Belgium
Application Deadline

15 Mar 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

38 hours/week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE / MSCA
Reference Number

BAP-2024-16
Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number

101119963
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

We have 2 PhD openings on membrane technology for downstream purification of biomolecules. The 2 projects are part of our newly granted Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral training network is hiring 10 high calibre candidates! pls visit our website for detailed descriptions https://lnkd.in/ePes9x4P   

Bio-GENTLE will train 10 doctoral candidates (DCs) with an overarching goal to propel Europe to the forefront of research and development of BMs that can be used as high-volume commodities or low volume, but high value, compounds in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. DC4 & DC5 will be based in KU Leuven, Belgium and have unique networking experiences to France, Nederland and Germany, etc. Here are the brief descriptions:

DC4: The objective of this PhD project is to design separation units with novel electrospun membranes for highly accurate separation of large biomolecules/particles such as viral vectors from biostreams. 

DC5: The main scope of this PhD lies in the handling of more concentrated streams, for example, protein harvesting via heterogenous membrane crystalization, aiming to understand the synergistic effects for promoting the yield and morphological control. 

Both projects require candidates to develop in-depth understanding on the surface chemistry, pore engineering as well as transport phenomena. If you are highly motivated researchers in the areas of Chemical Engineering with passion in membrane science and biopharmaceutical applications, you are strongly encouraged to enquire and apply. Please indicate your preference on either DC4 and DC5. 


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Additional Information
Benefits

The successful candidate will be offered a PhD fellowship to become part of our international team with global research links to work towards a PhD, as well as part of the exciting Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral training network. Funding can be provided with attractive stipend.


Eligibility criteria

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate candidate to perform the Ph.D. projects on the above-mentioned interdisciplinary research topics.

·      Requirement: Master's degree in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering or in relevant disciplines, with first class honor /high distinction.

·      Strong interest and solid knowledge in the relevant fields as described.

·      Fluent English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions required.

·      Self-motivated, passionate and great interpersonal skills. 

·      Willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries and in an international team. 


Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Xing Yang, tel.: +32 16 37 46 72, mail: [email protected] or Mrs. Kim Natus, tel.: +32 16 32 31 71, mail: [email protected] .
You can apply for this job no later than 15/03/2024 via the online application tool


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
KU Leuven
Country
Belgium
State/Province
Vlaams Brabant
City
Leuven
Postal Code
3000
Street
Leuven
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://easyapply.jobs/r/hkuqFyh21ejtLh33DMog

Contact
State/Province

Leuven
City

Vlaams Brabant
Street

Leuven
Postal Code

3000

STATUS: EXPIRED

Similar Positions