Researcher Membrane Separation Processes for Liquid Streams

Mol, Belgium/Remote
Added: February 19, 2024

The MESCH team at VITO develops industrially viable membrane processes for the intensification of chemical processes in industry.

Our approach allows companies to de-risk their developments by demonstration of relevant and economically viable membrane-based separation processes.

Membranes and membrane processes are of great value in the transition towards a more sustainable chemical industry, because of their broad application area, their low energy consumption, and their usefulness in continuous chemical processes at every scale.

To strengthen our team of researchers and technicians (now about 20 people) we are looking for a new colleague for the execution of bilateral industrial projects on membrane based liquid separations.

For this we opened a research position for a 2-year contract, potentially extendable to a permanent position.

This is our plan for you:

  • Together with our team, you will support the execution and follow-up of industrial projects on membrane based separation processes for the chemical industry.
  • Network with stakeholders
  • Based on the basic workplans, you will plan, execute, supervise and coordinate membrane tests, by designing experiments, execute these together with our technicians and do the analysis of the various test results. Reporting of the results to customers is a part of the job as well.

Job requirements

To be suitable for this job, we think you will need:

  • a PhD in organic chemistry or in chemical oriented engineering
  • enthusiasm about both experimental lab work as well about processing of data and reporting
  • team player skills
  • a good eye for quality, deadlines
  • a customer oriented mind-set
  • a strong interest in cooperation with other partners (industry, SME’s, institutes, universities)
  • a good knowledge of English, both written and spoken
  • to be willing to travel abroad on occasion

We would be even more interested when you have:

  • a track record in and applied knowledge of membrane separation processes of liquid streams
  • a track record in participation in public funded projects on national or European level

Apart from the job content we offer you:

  • A competitive salary package
  • A team of nice colleagues, experts in their fields, who will guide, support and interact with you
  • A front-row seat to witness the development of technical solutions for a sustainable world
  • Access to state-of-art equipment for membrane processes
  • Interesting opportunities to interact with partners in industry and academia