01/11/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

H2020-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN-2017)

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    18/01/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Turkey, Trabzon
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Karadeniz Technical University
  • DEPARTMENT
    Chemistry Department
  • IS THE HOSTING RELATED TO A PROJECT WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

Profil for early-stage researcher (ESR-8). MSCA-ITN Aquality

  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY

Karadeniz Technical University

  • RESEARCH FIELD

Chemistry Department  

  • RESEARCHER PROFILE

Early Stage Researcher (ESR)

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE

01/01/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels

  • LOCATION

Turkey › Trabzon

  • TYPE OF CONTRACT

Temporary

  • JOB STATUS

Full-time

  • HOURS PER WEEK

40

  • OFFER STARTING DATE

12/02/2018

  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions / Innovative Training Networks

  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER

765860

 

We announce one PhD position under the supervision of the Photocatalysis Research Group at Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department (www.ktu.edu.tr) in Trabzon (Turkey) within the context of the recently granted European Innovative Training Network “Interdisciplinar cross-sectoral approach to effectively address the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from water” (AQUALITY) with 15 PhD students working in 11 academic institutions and collaborating with 9 companies. Collaboration within the network is strongly encouraged.

All nodes of the AQUALITY network participate in the training, feeding upon collaborations through the network. The position includes short stays in some of the world leading research centers and within the network. Yearly meetings (summer schools and symposia) of the complete network are foreseen.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The PhD project focuses on the capability of several novel advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for the treatment of drinking water. Aquality project is focused, among other, on the development of innovative hybrid organic-inorganic systems, consisting of dye-sensitized photocatalysts (nanodusts and thin film) and renewable photocatalysts. Also, photocatalytic TiO2, ZnO and TiO2/ZnO membranes will be developed. Efficiency of these novel materials for degradation/removal studies of CECs (contaminants of emerging concern) in water by photocatalytic oxidation will be determined. In addition, evaluation of the degradation/decomposition mechanisms and application of the produced catalysts to waste water, scale-up studies will be carried out. Reusability of the produced nanocomposites will be tested first for photocatalytic degradation of model pollutants, and then for the treatment of real waste water.

In coordination with colleagues of collaborating groups of Aquality project, optimization of operational variables of the studied processes and, eventually, scale-up to pilot plant, evaluation of CECs and transformation products and multifunctional membrane materials for separation and abatement of CECs from drinking waters and wastewater will be performed.

 

Additional Information

Benefits

The salary consists of the gross Monthly Living Allowance of 3,110 EUR per month pondered by the EU correction coefficient (86,59% for Turkey); in addition, a Mobility Allowance of 600 EUR per month will be paid, and also possibly another 250 EUR per month of Family Allowance depending on marital status.

The ESR salary is subject to local tax, social benefit and other deductions following Turkish regulations.

We offer a fulltime employment as a PhD student for 3 years. The starting date of the contract is negotiable but ideally it would be February 12th, 2018. The PhD candidate to be recruited by Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) will be employed with full social security coverage and all benefits in accordance with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN fellowship regulations of the European Union (highly competitive salary and mobility allowance, plus family allowance, if applicable).

Selection process

Initial deadline for application is November 15, 2017

 

Requirements:

Offer Requirements

    REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL

Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent

Chemical Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

Environmental Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

    REQUIRED LANGUAGES

    ENGLISH: Excellent

 

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates are expected to be fluid in English (both oral and written), good academic writing and presentation skills.

Specific Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

We are looking for one highly motivated PhD candidate with strong interest in environmental and water treatment research. The PhD candidate is required to have a master degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or closely related field. Candidate is expected to be fluid in English (both oral and written), good academic writing and presentation skills. The position is open to applicants from around the world, with the limitation that at the time of recruitment by KTU, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work and/or studies) in Turkey for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

The candidates must demonstrate a high level of accomplishment and excellence in her/his previous academic experience.