The Water Technology section studies the sustainable treatment of water for domestic, industrial as well as agricultural use. Our work includes dealing with processes and technologies across the continuum from raw water, to potable water, to wastewater, to storm water. Recovery of resource from used water as well as reuse of water are considered. Both computational and experimental studies are conducted and research is done at the lab, pilot, and full scale, and in collaboration with other research institutes, stake holders, or end users.
The biomimetic group works on understanding membrane processes for water treatment including the use of hydraulic, osmotic or electro-chemical gradients across semipermeable membranes. Our particular focus is on new membrane designs, materials and operations.
Responsibilities and tasks
We are looking for a new colleague who wants to develop novel membrane processes for wastewater treatment applications. Your tasks include
Investigating the implementation of anaerobic membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment
Performing analysis on fouled membranes (FTIR, SEM, IC, ICP-OES)
Contributing towards the NEPWAT project
Responsible for setting up and maintaining the laboratory of the biomimetic research group and expanding laboratory activities
Supervision of Bachelor and Master students
Close collaboration with academic and industry partners
Presentation of results and methods during professional meetings
Dissemination via conference contributions and scientific publications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.
The following qualifications are mandatory
PhD degree in environmental engineering, biotechnology, bioengineering or similar
Extensive experience in laboratory work with membrane technology and fouling analysis
Solid technical writing skills
Independent problem-solving abilities
Strong communication skills
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
The period of employment is two years.
Further information may be obtained from Claus Hélix-Nielsen, tel.: +45 4525 2228.
You can read more about DTU Environment at https://www.env.dtu.dk
Please submit your online application no later than 17 March 2020 (23:59 local time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
Application (cover letter)
List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.