KIT is one of the biggest research institutions worldwide and has access to state-of-the art research facilities within the National Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association and the former Technical University. The IFG-Membrane Technology Department was established in March 2014. As a PhD Candidate you will be responsible to work on a research project in the research group of membrane retention and fouling mechanisms applied to water treatment. As part of this project micropollutant specific retention and polymer interaction mechanisms will be investigated in the context of endocrine disrupting chemicals.
This entails the identification of a set of research questions based on detailed literature survey and discussion of research needs with colleagues. Development of a research plan and
timetable for the 1+3 year research project, set-up of required equipment and development of relevant analytical methods. Execution of the research plan through conducting of experiments,
sample and data analysis and write up of results for scientific publications are part of the PhD process – a journey to become an independent researcher.
In addition, cooperation with internal and external partners, bachelor and master student supervision, oral presentations and contribution to teaching within the faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering are part of the candidate responsibilities. Travel and research funding is sought from national and international funding bodies. The position is not defined by a particular project and hence provides the opportunity for the candidate to develop a project of personal
interest (obviously in agreement with the supervisor(s)).
Applications are open and candidates will be considered continuously until the position is filled.
Additional candidates with outstanding proposals and scholarship funding may be recruited on a case by case basis.
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