The Department of Water Management invites high-quality applications for a 2-year (0.8 FTE) Postdoctoral position to start in October 2020. The position is funded by the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA), a multi-disciplinary research centre that is part of the strategic alliance between Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands (http://www.cfia.nl/home).
Applicants must have a strong demonstrable interest in the thematic areas of innovation and technology, with experience in Africa, Asia or Latin America. The main task of the post-doctoral researcher will be to:
- identify and write new grant application(s) on frugalizing the waste(water) technology for loop closure in resource-constraint communities(50%). The aim is to significantly contribute to at least 1 multistakeholder proposal per year (>500k€)
- doing research on hybrid biosolarthermal processes/ pressure driven bioprocesses (30%) with the aim to publish at least one peer reviewed publication as deliverable
- support in supervision of MSc & PhD students in on-going projects like Saraswati 2.0 (India), household biogas SOFC, Uganda and PEOPLE dependent on candidates background(10%). Ideally, research outcomes could be used for new grant applications.