RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE17/12/2017 23:00 - UTC
LOCATIONNetherlands › Nijmegen
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK38.0
Removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in urban waste water treatment plants (UWWTPs) has highly variable and often low efficacy, causing pollution of surface and drinking water. The project called ’Cost-Efficient Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern’, which is funded by a grant from NWO/TTW (formerly STW), aims to assess and optimise biodegradation of CECs in UWWTPs. Working together with a postdoctoral researcher and another PhD candidate, you will enrich samples taken at UWWTPs and carry out biodegradation experiments. The measurements will be integrated in mechanistic and statistic modelling, particularly in quantitative structure-activity relationships and metabolic network modelling. The project will be carried out at the departments of Environmental Science and Microbiology and monitored by stakeholders, including regional water authorities, commercial companies and national institutes. A detailed project description is available on request.
you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years
- you will be classified as a PhD candidate in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).
the gross starting salary amounts to €2,222 per month, and will increase to €2,840 in the fourth year
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You should hold an MSc degree in one of the natural sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry or environmental science) and have modelling and experimental skills, preferably relating to the topics mentioned above. Other important selection criteria are passion, commitment, analytical thinking, a cooperative attitude, and communication skills in spoken and written English.
EURAXESS offer ID: 260632
Posting organisation offer ID: 43770
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