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PhD Position Inclusive Value Chains for Maritime Biofuels

The Biotechnology & Society group of Delft University of Technology is looking for a PhD candidate for a project on inclusive value chains for maritime …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2395 - € 3061 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The Biotechnology & Society group of Delft University of Technology is looking for a PhD candidate for a project on inclusive value chains for maritime biofuels (CLEAN SHIPPING). The shipping industry is in dire need of clean and sustainable fuels. This project focusses on the major social issues in the transition to inclusive biobased value chains for maritime biofuels and seeks to develop new business models to overcome these issues. Reconciling the targets of sustainable supply security and value creation for local producers of biomass requires alignment of various actors relevant to the value chain. Just distribution of risks and benefits is key in achieving this alignment.

The project involve case-studies for different feedstocks in Africa and South-America. Relevant actors and their particular interests and perspectives will be investigated through interviews and surveys. The results will be translated into guidelines to set up inclusive biobased value chains.

The research will be conducted in close collaboration with a variety of biobased industry and shipping industry partners. The project is part of a Responsible Innovation project which also involves another PhD-candidate focussing on sustainability assessment of biobased value chains, a postdoc focussing on technical aspects (at a different TU Delft research group) and a postdoc focussing on sustainable business models. A project description is available upon request.

Intended starting date is December 1, 2020.

Functie-eisen

  • a Master’s degree or near completion of Master’s degree in development studies, innovation studies, Science and Technology Studies, anthropology or a related subject.
  • affinity with biobased economy
  • excellent English writing and presentation skills
  • qualitative research skills is a pre
  • willingness to spend time abroad
  • willingness to work with industry

Conditions

TU Delft offers PhD-candidates a 4-year contract, with an official go/no go progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year. 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.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact dr. Lotte Asveld, Assistant Professor, phone: +31 (0)15-27 86691, e-mail: L.Asveld@tudelft.nl.