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The VUB is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate advanced adsorptive separation techniques experimentally and theoretically. 

Position Description: The position is in the Chemical Engineering department of VUB, working within the Adsorption group. The candidate will conduct research on the adsorptive separation of organic acids. 

•    Conduct selective recovery and purification experiments for organic chemicals
•    Formulate and characterize hybrid monoliths
•    Investigate thermal swing capacity
•    Model adsorption processes
•    Collaborate with the research team to achieve project objectives

Candidate Profile:
•    Hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering with a strong background in adsorption
•    Passionate about adsorption and eager to take on challenging projects
•    Dedicated, ambitious, and proactive in problem-solving
•    Excellent English communication skills
•    Additional expertise in process development, techno-economic analysis, and sustainability analysis is desirable but not mandatory

Desired Personal Characteristics:
•    Team player fostering a collaborative and supportive research environment
•    Critical thinker proposing innovative solutions
•    Proactive in establishing contacts with experts and communicating with team members
•    Aspires to high-impact scientific output
•    Pays attention to details and maintains scientific integrity
•    Demonstrates a no-nonsense can-do attitude

•    Full-time postdoctoral position for 1 year, can be extendable after positive evaluation
•    Embedded in the group of Prof. Joeri Denayer at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
•    Opportunities to participate in national and international scientific conferences
•    We provide a supportive environment for career development and offer various benefits, including:
•    Maximum reimbursement for commuting
•    Free hospitalization insurance
•    Opportunities for continuous learning and development
•    Advantageous sports opportunities
•    Ecocheques
•    Family-friendly environment with attention to work-life balance and exceptional leave scheme

Earliest start date: June 1st, 2024
How to Apply: For more information, please contact Prof. Keikhosro Karimi ( Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
•    CV
•    Cover letter
•    Diploma (transcript of BSc, MSc, and PhD)
•    List of published papers
•    At least one reference letter

About Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB): VUB stands for freedom, equality, and solidarity, fostering an open, involved, and diverse workplace. With around 4,000 employees, we are the largest Dutch-speaking employer in Brussels, located in an international city known for its connectivity. We prioritize free research and offer groundbreaking education and research opportunities.

Will you be our new colleague? Apply now and join our dynamic research team at VUB!