OFERTA PhD STUDENT POSITIONS

DATA DE PUBLICACIÓ

29/03/2016

DATA LÍMIT PRESENTACIÓ OFERTES

08/05/2016

EMAIL ENVIAMENT CV

call@icra.cat

DESCRIPCIÓ DE L'OFERTA

The Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), based in Girona (Spain), is offering 2 PhD Student Positions in the Area of Technologies and Evaluation within the framework of a recently awarded project “Smart decentralised water management through a dynamic integration of technologies, WATINTECH” from the JPI Water - WATERWORKS 2014 EU call.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOB
  • Job location:  ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research, Girona, Spain
  • Position: 2 Full Time PhD Student Positions
  • Expected start date: May-June 2016
  • The position up to for 3 years
  • Temporal position
  • Gross salary package: 15.000 €

 

Project Description:

The Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), based in Girona (Spain), is offering 2 PhD Student Positions in the Area of Technologies and Evaluation within the framework of a recently awarded project “Smart decentralised water management through a dynamic integration of technologies, WATINTECH” from the JPI Water - WATERWORKS 2014 EU call. The project is focused on solutions for Water Smart Cities and explores novel sewer mining technologies with urban run-off treatment in decentralised facilities to enhance the local recovery of valuable resources including water, methane and value-added chemicals, either extracting or producing them from the fluxes inside a sewage pipe, in addition to harvesting stormwater. The project is composed by 5 different international research and industry organizations. The project is coordinated by Prof Ignasi Rodríguez-Roda, from the Technologies and Evaluation research area of ICRA.

The topics of the PhDs will be:

  • Decentralised energy recovery from sewage.
  • Producing Value-added products from sewage to control sewer corrosion.

Both PhDs will include intensive experimental work at lab-scale facilities, data analysis and elaboration of scientific reports/publications with the results obtained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and operation of experimental lab-scale reactors for the project tasks.
  • Design and execution of well control experiments.
  • Sample analysis.
  • Data analysis and compilation in scientific reports and publications.

 

REQUERIMENTS

Studies:

The applicant should have a degree in chemical engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry or related degrees with a good track record. Also a MSc in Water treatment/technologies or related areas is required. The candidates will enrol to the PhD program offered by the University of Girona.

Furthermore applicants should:

  • Provide good marks.
  • Documented interest in experimental research like activities (e.g. demonstrated in the form of master thesis work) is of large importance.
  • Demonstrate an interest in connecting knowledge of multiple disciplines as the PhD projects will we embedded in a wider context that includes aspects of engineering, microbiology, electrochemistry, and wastewater.
  • Be flexible to move to other research labs during the duration of the PhD

Languages:

The candidates should have English proficiency. Spanish/Catalan fluency will be also positively evaluated.

Competences:

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment with high level of communication.
  • Good communication skills

 

DOCUMENTACION SUBMITTED

  • Applicants must send full application consisting of Curriculum Vitae (including academic marks), a motivation letter (400 words max.) and the contact details for at least 2 academic referees that might be contacted for recommendation.
  • If the candidate can’t prove a good level of English through an official certificate, part of the interview will be in English.
  • The deadline to submit documentation to this call is 08th May 2016, and candidates should send the required documents to ICRA address call@icra.cat indicating ref. PhD_WATINTECH.