Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

PDENG TRAINEE DESIGNER BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING

  • MSc degree
  • 38 hours
  • 2 years (1+1)

Job description

In the Designer in Bioprocess Engineering programme, you develop yourself into a visionary team-player with a state-of-the-art background in biosciences and chemical engineering, prepared for innovative bioprocess design. You gain business knowledge, e.g., economical evaluation and project management, to evaluate the implementation of developed processes in an industrial environment. Throughout the programme, you are trained to develop and apply an independent attitude, a critical approach, creativity and a focus on innovative application in the interdisciplinary field of Biochemical Engineering. The biotech industries in the Netherlands and abroad value graduated Designers in Bioprocess Engineering and offer them a range of careers in all facets of bioprocess development.

In the first year, PDEng-trainees take mandatory courses and a personal selection from advanced courses in fermentation technology, microbiology, downstream processing, environmental biotechnology, or biocatalysis, along with economic evaluation and project management courses. A group design project will be carried out. The second year consists of an individual design project carried out in, or in close collaboration with, industry.

For more information, see: www.pdeng.tudelft.nl/bpe or www.4TU.nl/sai/en/programmes-and-tracks/bpe

Requirements

Applicants should have a Master degree in (Bio) Chemical Engineering, Food or Environmental Technology, Biotechnology, or a related discipline. Candidates need to be interested in pursuing a career in industry. We are especially looking for trainees with an open, creative mind and a critical attitude: trainees with ambition in innovative design. A good command of the English language (written and spoken) is essential, and a good command of the Dutch language is desired. Trainees will be recruited from the top 10% of the student population.

Conditions of employment

The extent of this position is a maximum of 38 hours per week (1 FTE). This position initially has an employment basis of 2 years (1 year with an extension of 1 year). Salary indication: max. €1970,- per month.

Department

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor’s and specialist Master’s programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

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Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Coordinator PDEng BPE, phone: +31 (0)15-2789857, e-mail: bpe-pdeng@tudelft.nl.

Deadline for application

Please note our application deadline of 3 months before start date for EU nationals and 5 months for non EU nationals. A presentation and an interview will be part of the selection procedure. The application deadline for submitting your documents:

September intake:

  • 1st of April for Non-Europeans
  • 1st of June for Europeans

February intake:

  • 1st of September for Non-Europeans
  • 1st of November for Europeans

Application procedure

Application is only possible via the online application site Taleo: https://ldn.tbe.taleo.net/ldn01/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=FOAS&cws=13

To enter the online application procedure, please follow the link at www.pdeng.tudelft.nl/bpe. You are requested to submit in English, preferably in one PDF file:

  • Letter of application in which you explain your interest in the traineeship in Bioprocess Engineering and in design in general (maximum 600 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages A4)
  • Master’s and Bachelor’s transcripts including grades obtained (plus a scale that indicates the maximum, minimum and passing grades)
  • Copies of Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees
  • A copy of your passport
  • Two reference letters from supervisors of recent (scientific) projects or work

When applying for this position, please indicate your preferred start date (coming February or coming September).

No agencies please

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