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PhD in landfill response to in-situ stabilisation

The project CURE (Coupled multiprocess research for reducing landfill emissions) investigates the reduction of the emission potential of landfills by in …

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Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 38 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


The project CURE (Coupled multiprocess research for reducing landfill emissions) investigates the reduction of the emission potential of landfills by in situ stabilisation measures and will develop predictive tools to forecast the pertaining processes and residual emissions. The objective of the research carried out in this particular PhD project is to quantitatively analyse the spatio-temporal response of landfills to different in-situ stabilisation measures by monitoring the change in quantity and quality of emissions through the water and gas phase as well as the change in the landfills' structural architecture. This will be achieved by high-resolution measurements of

  • Leachate quantity and quality, including stable isotopes and DNA/RNA profiling
  • 3D temperature time series  and 3D water content time series
  • Gas quantity and quality
  • Stabilisation-induced consolidation.

This research will deliver a field empirical data set on the effect of the stabilisation measures which will serve as input for biogeochemical process studies and as calibration and validation data for reactive transport and hydrological models.


As a successful applicant you will have:

  • An MSc degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Geosciences with a focus relevant to the research field
  • A strong motivation for experimental work in the field and in the laboratory
  • Strong skills in data processing and analysis
  • An intrinsic inclination and ability to work in a team with fellow academics, technicians and industrial partners
  • Good proficiency in spoken and written English language; Dutch language skills are desired or should be acquired
  • The ability to write scientific publications and technical reports.


TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an offical go/no-go progress assessment after one year. In combination with a 4 days workweek (0.8 fte) a 5-year contract is possible. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2325 per month in the first year to € 2972 in the fourth year based on a 1.0 fte basis. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
We offer a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Julia Gebert, Associate Professor, email: j.gebert@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 152 782 798.

To apply, please send a detailed CV, along with a short letter of motivation, your graduate transcipts, proof of English language skills and an abstract of your MSc thesis, compiled into a single pdf file named 'CiTG20.39_YourLastname.pdf by June 8, 2020 to recruitment-citg@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CiTG20.39. Please note that applications will not be processed if all documents required are not compiled into a single pdf document.



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