Post Doc in Sustainable Process Technology

University of Twente Faculty of Science and Technology


You will work in the Sustainable Process Technology group at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands, an esteemed research group working on sustainable processes for decades. The research in our group covers a variety of aspects in process technology.

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Job description

We are hiring a post-doc within a large international project on recycling of plastics (website: The post-doc will work on the pyrolysis of plastic waste, in particular the establishment of feedstock – process conditions – product relations. The project starts off with experiments at g scale, followed by tests at 1 kg/h scale and ends with pilot runs at ~ 100 kg/h with selected feedstocks.

Your profile

You have a PhD in chemical engineering, or in a closely related discipline, preferably with a background in pyrolysis and a high motivation for sustainability. You have strong communication and organizing skills, including fluency in written and spoken English. You are enthusiastic, and highly motivated to do research.


Potential applicants are encouraged to apply through the application button at the bottom of this page.

Your applications ideally consist of the following documents:

  • A motivation letter describing why you want to apply for this position.
  • Description of your research interests.
  • A detailed CV including a list of your publications
  • Email addresses of at least two references who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

For more information about the position you can contact:

Prof. dr. Sascha Kersten, e- mail 

Our offer

inWe want you to play a key role in an ambitious project in an inspiring and stimulating international work environment. We provide excellent mentorship and a stimulating, modern research environment with world-class research facilities. You will have an employment contract for the duration of 1.5 years, with extension possible under mutual agreement, and you are eligible for all employee benefits the UT offers:

  • A gross salary between € 3.353- and € 4.402,- per month, depending on experience and qualifications;
  • An annual holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, and an annual end of year bonus of 8.3%;
  • A solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment;
  • Professional and personal development programs. You will be embedded in a dynamic research group with colleagues working on similar topics. Additionally, the UT is a green campus with excellent facilities and resources for professional and personal development.
  • We strive for diversity and fairness in hiring.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

Within the TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) of the University of Twente some 700 staff members and 2000 students are involved in training and research on the interface of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. Research, which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.

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