PhD Physical chemistry and colloid science

We seek a highly motivated and ambitious PhD candidate who will study the possibilities to produce "smart colloids" (nanoparticles, fibres, gels, ..) derived from biomass. First cellulose will be isolated from biomass using deep-eutectic solvents and ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Bornsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We seek a highly motivated and ambitious PhD candidate who will study the possibilities to produce "smart colloids" (nanoparticles, fibres, gels, ..) derived from biomass. First cellulose will be isolated from biomass using deep-eutectic solvents and then it will be produced in colloidal form using anti-solvent precipitation techniques. Several possible applications will be explored, including bulk structuring agents, for example in food applications, and nanoparticles that can be loaded with active ingredients, for example for environmentally benign antimicrobial or pesticide agents. The project is a collaboration between the Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter group at Wageningen University and Unilever Research.

Functie-eisen

We look for a candidate with a background in physical chemistry, colloid science, soft matter, or chemical engineering.

Conditions

We offer a temporary position with an average working time of 38 hours per week for a period of 1.5 years with extension of 2.5 years after successful evaluation. Gross salary per month € 2222 in the first year rising up to € 2840 per month in the fourth year.
We not only offer a competitive salary but also good (study) leave and a pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact prof. Simeon Stoyanov, simeon.stoyanov@wur.nl or prof. Jasper van der Gucht, jasper.vandergucht@wur.nl . For more information about the contractual aspects, please contact Marjolijn Steffens, HR advisor telephone number +31 317 489882

Interested?
You can apply online at the careersite of Wageningen UR: www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm until 11/8/2017.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter at Wageningen University is interested in phenomena at the nanoscale, where creative chemistry is essential, complex physics is a rule rather than an exception and biology comes the life. The laboratory works on Soft Matter in the broadest sense of the word, combining experiment and theory, chemistry and physics and fundamental and applied science. The laboratory has a large range of state-of-the art equipment. See www.pcc.wur.nl

The Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group is part of Wageningen University & Research where fundamental and applied sciences complement each other. As an important European player, we carry out top-level research and work alongside authoritative partners within the international business world as well as the government on "Healthy food in a biobased society". We have a crucial role in innovations within the market. Entrepreneurship and professionalism are what define us. In short, we are an interesting, international employer of stature.

Wageningen University and Research
Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That's our focus - each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society - such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don't do this alone. Every day, 5000 people work on 'the quality of life', turning ideas into reality, on a global scale.

Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need.

For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look at www.wur.nl/en/Jobs.htm

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

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