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Post-Master EngD position on Designing a plasma for disinfection

Post-Master EngD position on Designing a plasma for disinfection

Technologisch ontwerper in opleiding (EngD)
Irène Curie Fellowship
Applied Physics and Science Education


The EPG group within the Applied Physics department seeks to hire an outstanding EngD candidate within the field of plasma physics.

This is a two-year program and leads to an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). An important part of the programme is the design project which will be performed at Wassenburg Medical and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The project is spread over two years and aims to develop your design engineers' abilities. In the project, a specific design objective must be reached within a restricted period of time and with limited means.

This EngD project is part of a large project that aims at the advancement of disinfection of medical equipment at several stages – the gas phase plasma and the plasma in interaction with water. The final goal is to maximize efficiency in conditions of small volume and high throughput.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Design rules for plasma-enhanced water cleaning and development of a working prototype.
  • Implementation of diagnostics as well as elements for the enhancement of the plasma system.
  • In direct contact with a company, making sure that the prototype is usable in the current cleaning system.
  • Collaboration with other students in the project as well as company engineers.


Your profile:

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


A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an international setting with a close relationship to industry. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for two years.
  • Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • To support you during your EngD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will have free access to a personal development program for EngD trainees (project management, writing skills, presentation skills etc. and In-house Dutch course).
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.
  • A creative working environment with state-of-the-art research facilities.
  • Opportunities for professional development

Informatie en sollicitatie

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 


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

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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button. The application should include:

  • A convincing cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Copies of relevant BSc and MSc diplomas and grade transcripts.
  • The result of an English proficiency test such as IELTS or TOEFL.

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.