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    Full-time Position
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    Other Science and Tech
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  • Experience Required
    6 - 10 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      April 05,2021
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    PostDoc Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics


    The Bioprocess Engineering research group aims to develop novel concepts for compact, clean and efficient biotechnological manufacturing processes, starting from the fundamental and quantitative knowledge of biomolecular mechanisms, and integrating advanced technological, theoretical and experimental methods. Three directions can be distinguished: high-throughput measurement and modelling of biomolecular properties (1), equipment development (2), and bioprocess integration (3), which are applied to biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, bio-based chemicals, and bio-energy.

    For the NWO EBA2.0 project, a Post-Doctoral researcher is sought with a background in physics or (bio) chemical engineering with a focus on multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD). In this project advanced multiphase solid liquid CFD calculations are used to design and optimize operation of next generation Expanded Bed Adsorption (EBA) equipment. We are therefore looking for a colleague with interest in design, analysis and scalability of solid liquid expanded beds for the capture of industrially relevant bio products. He/she will further develop our multiphase CFD code and strengthen our CFD based design of Expanded Bed Adsorption.


    The ideal candidate has:

    • an MSc in (bio)chemical engineering, or an equivalent program
    • a PhD related to physics or (bio)chemical engineering
    • profound expertise in multiphase solid liquid fluidization modeling
    • proficiency in English
    • affinity with research at the interface of academia and industry


    • Duration of contract: 2 years.
    • This is a full time position for 38 hours.
    • Start salary € € 2.790,00 - € 4.402,00
    • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
    • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
    • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
    • Discount with health insurers.
    • Flexible working week.
    • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice package.
    • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
    • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the Health Coach Program.

    TU Delft

    Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.
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    Faculty Applied of Science
    With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators. Department The position is available in the Department of Biotechnology, which engages in internationally-leading education programmes and offers a stimulating research environment in the biosciences that combines fundamental science, engineering, and design, all directed towards biotechnological process innovations. The Department covers the areas of biocatalysis, bioprocess engineering, cell systems engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial microbiology, and biotechnology and society. The Department harbours excellent laboratory facilities and infrastructure and shares a state of-the-art building with the Bionanoscience and Chemical Engineering departments. Working in such close proximity facilitates inter-departmental collaborations on multidisciplinary projects.

    Additionele informatie

    Only for more information about this position, you can contact Associate Professor Marcel Ottens, e-mail:

    The vacancy will close on 19 April 2021.


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    € 2.790,00 - € 4.402,00





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