08/03/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

8 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) positions are available as part of the MSCA European Industrial Doctorate ITN “REWATERGY”

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    REY JUAN CARLOS UNIVERSITY / CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY / ULSTER UNIVERSITY / DELFT-IMP / PROPHOTONIX / AQUALIA
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    EngineeringCivil engineering
    EngineeringDesign engineering
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    EngineeringIndustrial engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    EngineeringThermal engineering
    EngineeringWater resources engineering
    Environmental scienceWater science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2019 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Madrid (ES) / Cambridge (UK) / Belfast (UK) / Delft (NL) / Cork (IE)
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35-40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    REWATERGY
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812574
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

We are pleased to advertise 8 Early-Stage Researcher (PhD) positions to begin in October 2018, as part of the MSCA Innovative Training Network “Sustainable Reactor Engineering for Applications on the Water-Energy Nexus (REWATERGY). All the positions correspond to three years hiring and require the enrolment in a PhD programme enhancing their career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sector. Each ESR will crucially gain inter-sectoral experience in an individual ESR research project, with the main working period (36 months) of the ESR equally split into an academic and an industrial part of 18 months at 2 different countries.

Beneficiaries:

  1. Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain (Coordinator)
  2. Cambridge University, UK
  3. Ulster University, UK
  4. Delft IMP (Intensified Materials Production), Netherlands
  5. ProPhotonix, Ireland
  6. Aqualia, Spain

 

In addition to their individual doctoral projects, all ESRs will benefit from an exciting training programme comprising an integrated curriculum of local and network wide training activities related to the development of scientific knowledge and the enhancement of transferable skills. At the core of the training programme lie the research projects conducted by the ESRs, which are enhanced by all other training events and activities the consortium provides during the project’s life span.

 

Project Objectives

The REWATERGY programme aims to develop an academic-industrial partnership within the water-energy nexus.

Three research objectives set the foundation of this ambitious programme:

  • Enhance the energy recovery from wastewater streams inspired by the circular economy concept.
  • Improve the energy efficiency of water disinfection and removal of contaminants of emerging concern.
  • Increase the resilience of distributed household safe drinking water systems addressing potential health and safety challenges.

The programme is particularly designed to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit by the collaborative design, development and manufacturing of new prototypes aligned with the three research objectives. This training concept will have a long term impact by providing a stream of highly trained innovative scientists and engineers able to communicate ideas and to develop creative solutions for the adoption of novel technologies in the market.

 

Project topics that are offered (http://rewatergy.eu/esr-projects):

  • ESR1: Investigation and development of electrocatalysts and electrochemical cells for the production of hydrogen from wastewater (Ulster University and Delft IMP). Click here for full information.
  • ESR 2: Large-scale production of materials for the production of hydrogen from wastewater. (Cambridge University and Delft IMP). Click here for full information.
  • ESR 3: Development of an ammonia decomposition prototype for hydrogen production from waste water (Cambridge University and FCC Aqualia). Click here for full information.
  • ESR 4: Development of novel mechanisms based on photo and electrodisinfection and decontamination of wastewater and drinking water (Ulster University and FCC Aqualia). Click here for full information.
  • ESR 5: UV LED prototype for the photoelectrocatalytic generation of oxidising species for water treatment (Rey Juan Carlos University and ProPhotonix). Click here for full information.
  • ESR 6: Evaluation of the potential risks of antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes (ARBs & ARGs), and microplastics (MPs); and monitoring of their removal in water treatment processes (Rey Juan Carlos University and ProPhotonix). Click here for full information.
  • ESR 7: UV-C LED emitters: Design and simulation challenges (ProPhotonix and Rey Juan Carlos University). Click here for full information.
  • ESR 8: Domestic UV-C LED / membrane water treatment (ProPhotonix and Rey Juan Carlos University). Click here for full information.

 

Please visit REWATERGY website for more information: http://rewatergy.eu

 

How to apply

Step 1: Send your complete application before 26th April (first phase) or 31th May (second phase) filling this form: http://rewatergy.eu/esr-application-form/

A single pdf file needs to be submitted including:

  • a cover letter, stating your research motivation and interests; including relevant background (max 1 A4 page)
  • at least 2 referees (including name, position and email address) (max 1 A4 page)
  • CV, including academic background, previous industrial and/or research experience (max 2 A4 pages).
  • Degree transcripts.
  • English language qualification certificates

Benefits

 

  • 3 years full time employment contract (starting 1st October 2019) corresponding to two 18 months contracts, one with each host.
  • Attractive salary according to the living standards of the hosting country.
  • Work in a dynamic and international research groups and companies.
  • Participation in an innovative PhD training program.
  • Possibility to collaborate with international research groups engaged in the project.

 

Eligibility criteria

See the advertisement of each position

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Each position has its own requirements.

General skills

  • Candidate should be in the first four years of his/her research career. He/she should not have a doctoral degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria and mobility rule (see below).
  • A Master degree in fields relevant to project activities.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work both as part of the team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Fluency in oral and written English (See level required in each institution).
  • Availability to travel for training events and research secondments.

Specific Requirements

See the advertisement of each position

Work location(s)
8 position(s) available at
REY JUAN CARLOS UNIVERSITY / CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY / ULSTER UNIVERSITY / DELFT-IMP / PROPHOTONIX / AQUALIA
Spain
Madrid (ES) / Cambridge (UK) / Belfast (UK) / Delft (NL) / Cork (IE)

EURAXESS offer ID: 386580

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