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PhD on plasma-induced flow in the liquid phase

PhD on plasma-induced flow in the liquid phase

Applied Physics
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Job description

In collaboration of plasma physicists and fluid dynamics experts, we are starting a project on the interaction of atmospheric pressure non-thermal plasmas and water, relevant for the application of plasma in medicine. The project will focus on the plasma-induced flow in the liquid phase. The project involves the development of the setup and characterization of both the plasma and the plasma-induced flow. The project will be performed under joint supervision at TU/e. 

Your key responsibilities:

  • Development of a plasma-water setup suitable for flow measurements but relevant for the application of plasma in medicine
  • Development and usage of several setups for flow characterization.
  • Discrimination between the various plasma components on the induced flow.
  • Supervision of master and bachelor students within the project.
  • Interaction with teams from the plasma physics and the flow community.
  • Publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals and in conferences. We are aiming for at least 3 articles before the PhD thesis is written.

Job requirements

  • You successfully completed higher education studies: Master of Science degree or Diploma.
  • You have practical experience in flow or plasma physics research.
  • Fluent in English, both in written and oral form.
  • Able to write scientific texts in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Ability for independent work as well as teamwork.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with networking opportunities at national and international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact 
dr. Ana Sobota, a.sobota[at]

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HRServices.Flux[at]

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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of
    three references.
  • Brief description of your MSc thesis.

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