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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 …

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Van der Maasweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3255 - € 4274 per maand


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


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy or about the selection procedure, you can contact Dr. Marcel Ottens, Associate Professor, e-mail: M.Ottens@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 (0)15 2782151. To apply, please e-mail only a detailed CV along with a letter of application by March 1st 2019 to Ms. Kawieta Ramautar, e-mail: K.G.Ramautar@tudelft.nl.

A decision will be sent out to the candidates in the second week of March. Selected candidates will be interviewed in the third week of March, and the final decision will be known on the 4th week of March. The selected candidate is expected to start on the 1st of May 2019.

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWBT19-004.