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Postdoc on alkaline water electrolysis

Postdoc on alkaline water electrolysis

A vacancy is available for a Postdoc in the field of alkaline water electrolysis within the group Sustainable Process Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU-e), The Netherlands
Aanstellingsfunctie(s)
(Postdoctoraal) onderzoeker
Faculteit(en)
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
FTE
1,0
Sluitdatum
30/01/2022
Aanvraagnummer
V37.5393

Functieomschrijving

Research group
The group sustainable process engineering (SPE) within the faculty of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering develops new processes based on improved mass and heat transfer rates for a more efficient, environmentally friendly, circular, and distributed production of chemicals, using new sources of raw materials and energy. SPE will lead the way to the future of chemicals production with the safest and most sustainable ways of producing chemicals. More information can be found at: https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/total-research-program-chemical-and-process-technology/sustainable-process-engineering/

Postdoc position on alkaline water electrolysis
The Postdoc position on alkaline water electrolysis is part of the ALKALICOAT project, which is a consortium of TU/e and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and the industrial partners Agfa, Veco and Nobian. The topic of the ALKALICOAT project is the development of a catalyst coated membrane (CCM) for alkaline electrolysis as a replacement for the traditionally used catalyst coated substrate (CCS). CCM is expected to lead to a significant performance improvement for alkaline electrolysis, bringing its performance closer to PEM electrolysis without depending on any scarce materials. In this way the project will contribute to the important role green hydrogen will play in the future.

The Postdoc will work at both TU/e and FZJ, focusing om CCM development at FZJ and electrochemical performance validation at TU/e. Expectation is that the Postdoc will spend about 50% of his/her time at TU/e and the other 50% at FZJ. Also, there will be close contact with the industrial partners on diaphragm, binder and electrode development.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic Postdoc with a background in electrochemistry. We’re searching for an excellent candidate with proven capacities. Knowledge, experience and a strong affinity with electrochemistry, membrane science, material science and chemical reactor engineering are highly appreciated. Analytical skills, initiative and creativity are also appreciated. Moreover, excellent communication skills in English are vital.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

We offer a challenging job for one and a half year in a highly motivated team at a dynamic and ambitious University. You will be part of a highly profiled multidisciplinary collaboration where expertise of a variety of disciplines comes together.

The TU/e is located in one of the smartest regions of the world en part of the European technology hotspot ‘Brainport Eindhoven’; well-known because of many high-tech industries and start-ups. A place to be for talented scientists!

The gross monthly salary in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), scale 10.4 (€3.353,-- gross per month with a fulltime appointment).

Part of the time you will be working in Jülich. Travel expenses are fully reimbursed.

Besides this the TU/e has holiday- and end-of the year allowances, an excellent package of attractive benefits for employees and a modern sports complex.

Informatie en sollicitatie

Information

For more detailed information about this vacancy you can contact
dr. M.T. de Groot (Thijs), m.t.d.groot[at]tue.nl

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Ms. P.J. van de Weijer,
HR-advisor, p.j.v.d.weijer[at]tue.nl

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

Application

You can respond to this vacancy via our application page www.tue.nl/jobs by clicking on the button “Apply for this job". We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

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The selection of applicants and the job interviews will start immediately until we find a suitable candidate.

For this vacancy we will recruit simultaneously both internal as external. In the case of equal suitability internal candidates take priority over external candidates.

An assessment can be part of the selection procedure. Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.