Research Associate (Chair of Waste Management and Circular Economy)

Dresden (DE)
09 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Management and Circular Economy, Chair of Waste Management and Circular Economy is seeking to appoint a position as 

Research Associate 
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L) 

with 50% of the fulltime weekly hours. The position is available as soon as possible and ending by 31.12.2020. The period of employment is governed § 2 Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD/ habilitation thesis).

Tasks: The area of responsibility includes the implementation of a third-party project in the field of microbiology in biogas technology. In addition to the waste management focus, the following activities will be carried out to develop a complex biogas module: comprehensive literature research on key microbiological parameters and signal molecules, anaerobic cultivation, construction of a fixed bed fermenter. Long-term experiments for the development of a complex biogas module as a combination of: biorefinery, biogas, multi-stage fermentation processes.

Requirements: A university degree, if applicable doctoral degree, in the field of process engineering / environmental engineering / biotechnology / technical microbiology or similar; teamwork; a high degree of independence and project organization; process engineering and / or microbiological knowledge of anaerobic processes; the interest in this interdisciplinary work or the ability to work into new, exciting topics; knowledge of the English language and / or Spanish in spoken. First knowledge in the field of microbial cultivation is welcome. 

The project to be worked on enables research in an interdisciplinary field. The job offers the opportunity to acquire social and professional experience in the field of waste management as well as to get work experience in consulting and coordination.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please send your application with the usual documents with the reference number 2 by 31.01.2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Hydrowissenschaften, Institut für Abfall- und Kreislaufwirtschaft, Professur für Abfall- und Kreislaufwirtschaft, Frau Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christina Dornack, 01062 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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