Marie Curie project – PhD scholarship in Microalgae – Assessment of Nutrient and Light Interactions for Microalgae Cultivation, at DTU Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Deadline to Apply
June 09, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)
|No. of Position(s)||1|
|Research Area||– Chemical Engineering|
– Biotechnological Engineering
|Scholarship||According to standard norms|
|Workplace||DTU Chemical Engineering|
Technical University of Denmark
|Contract Period||3 Years|
|Starting date||Not mentioned|
You must have a two-year master’s degree within Chemical Engineering (120 ECTS points) or a biotechnological Engineering degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree
Knowledge and/or experiences with microalgae, modelling and microalgal cultivation will be an advantage
Overall, the PhD student will investigate nutrient-light interactions by modelling and experimental assessment. According to the Marie Curie program rules, only candidates who have not stayed in Denmark more than one year the last three years, are eligible for the position.
More specifically, the objectives of the PhD project are:
- To elucidate interactions between light and nutrients with respect to microalgal growth experimentally.
- To formulate the interdependencies in growth kinetics.
- To formulate a model to describe these growth interdependencies.
- To validate the model.
- Assessment of wireless illumination technology for optimal low-energy intensity control.
How to Apply?
To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.
- A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
- Curriculum vitae
- Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
- Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
- A motivation form: Reasons for undertaking the training program (1000 char). Strengths, background and skills (1000 char)
About the project
The PhD project will include collaboration with several European universities and will provide research with both an international and practical impact. The PhD project is part of a broader project team and you will work together with both industrial and academic PhD students and experts in the microalgal research field in the Horizon 2020 Marie Curie project “A knowledge-based training network for digitalisation of photosynthetic bioprocesses.” (Project Acronym: DigitAlgaesation).
- The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance is based on the EU Horizon 2020 regulations for PhD students
- If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday June 10th, 2021 (GMT+9)