Netherland: Professional Doctorate in Process & Equipment Design

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The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,400 students. The programme trains and educates trainees to become a qualified designer, capable of designing “fit for purpose” and “first of its kind” products, processes and equipment. Throughout the programme, the PDEng trainee is (besides deepening and broadening knowledge) trained in teamwork, in multi-disciplinary problem-solving, and in project management. PDEng trainees will gain expertise in process development, conceptual design and engineering activities. The PDEng design programme is a joint initiative of and sponsored by the Dutch chemical industry and the Dutch government. The quality of the programme is assessed and certified on behalf of both parties. More information about the programme is available at www.3TU.nl.

JOB DESCRIPTION
In the first year PDEng trainees follow advanced courses in engineering disciplines and in gamma disciplines as Economic Evaluation and Project Management. Furthermore a Group Design Project will be carried out. The second year consists of an Individual Design Project carried out in, or in close collaboration with, industry. During these projects, industrial and academic knowledge are brought together and applied in real industrial development and design assignments. Senior personnel of the industrial principal and experienced staff members of the TU Delft jointly supervise the projects. The projects lie in the areas of product, process and/or equipment design in the areas of oil & gas, energy, base & specialties chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods industries.

The two-year position leads to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree, and is focused on integrating several disciplines in order to innovatively design Chemical Processes and Process Equipment. The gained expertise is in much demand and therefore this programme offers very good prospects for a professional future career in the Dutch and international chemical industries.

REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should preferably have an MSc degree in Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering. We are especially looking for trainees with an open, creative mind and a critical attitude: trainees with ambition in innovative design developments. Delft University of Technology is a bi-lingual organisation. Good command of the English language (written and oral) is essential. Trainees will be recruited from the top 25% of the student population.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The extent of this position is a maximum of 38 hours per week (1 FTE). This position initially has an employment basis of 2 years (1 year with an extension of 1 year). For an estimation of the minimum monthly PDEng salary please visit the website www.3TU.nl , chapter Application). Benefits and other employment conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The successful candidate will be employed by the Delft University of Technology. Enrollment is possible in January and September.
With regard to selection, students with an honour track have precedence in the application procedure.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
To apply, please send a detailed CV together with a letter of motivation, your academic record and two reference letters from supervisors of recent research projects before June 16th, 2009 (EU + Non-EU residents; Enrolment September 2009) to Delft University of Technology, Department of Chemical Technology, attn. Ir. Drs. Giljam Bierman PDEng, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands; or send an e-mail to: delft-id@tnw.tudelft.nl. A presentation and an interview will be part of the selection procedure.

FURTHER INFORMATION
http://www.vacaturesindelft.nl/vacature.php?id=1060&lang=eng

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