The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland includes nine schools with more than 12’000 students. We are looking for you to join the School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship in Muttenz, Switzerland, at the earliest possible date:
Postdoc (m/f)
Process engineering biological wastewater treatment
Your tasks
The research for new biological wastewater processes for municipal and industrial wastewater is one of the main research topics of the water- and environmental process technology group. Especially the combination of biological processes with downstream oxidation and adsorption processes are in the scope of several projects. The Institute for Ecopreneurship holds a new process technology center where we are able to analyze several combinations of these processes. In order to plan and perform these pilot plant experiments you need a broad experience in biological wastewater treatment process technology.

Your main objective will be the collaboration in current projects concerning advanced wastewater treatment and micropollutant elimination. Additionally, you will give special lectures for water and wastewater treatment in our bachelor and master courses and supervise bachelor and master theses. The position initially is limited to one year with possible elongation up to five years.
Your profile
You hold a PhD degree in environmental or chemical engineering or related fields and excellent skills in wastewater process technology especially with biological treatment processes. You have practical knowledge in planning and performing pilot plant experiments. Knowledge concerning mathematical modelling of wastewater treatment processes is a desirable asset. Excellent skills in oral and written English are a pre-requisite, German speaking skills are desired. You work independently, target-oriented and you are interested in collaborating with the biotechnology and ecotoxicology group at our institute.

Our Offer: The Institute for Ecopreneurship is active in the areas of environmental protection and advancement of ecological efficiency, developing innovative environmental and biotechnological processes. Our research spans from fundamental research to industrial research and development of technical processes, both on national and international level. The institute hosts state-of-the-art piloting facilities, modern analytical infrastructure, a dedicated radio-laboratory and in vitro / in vivo toxicity testing.
Your application as
including a letter of motivation posted via the following button to Désirée Zoller, HR officer. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Thomann, head water and environmental technology process group, michael.thomann@fhnw.ch, phone +41 61 228 53 34.
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