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Position: Research Assistant in Wastewater Treatment
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: The positions will support several projects on pilot treatment of salty waters from different industries mainly with biological treatment or ozonation. Through the employment the candidates will become familiar with characterizing water treatment and experienced in using water analysis methods. The positions will be a strong beginning on a career in water technology and likely lead to a Ph.D study ore directly into being a research or application engineer in a water technology company
Requirements: As a formal qualification, you must have a master’s degree in engineering or equivalent; Experience and academic knowledge on biological and physic-chemical processes in wastewater; Overview of water chemistry and good computional skills; Experience with a majority of the analytical methods: HPLC, Fluorescens, COD, BOD, Nitrification inhibition, Microtox, genotox assays; Good knowledge of softwares for statistical analysis, including GraphPad-Prism or SigmaPlot; Fluency in English (written and verbal)
Text: Research Assistant in Wastewater Treatment DTU Environment Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Monday 22 Nov 21 Apply for this job Apply no later than 6 December 2021 Apply for the job at DTU Environment by completing the following form. Apply online The Water Technology Section is one of the five sections comprising the Department: Land, Air & Water Resources, Residual Resource Engineering, Urban Water Systems, Environmental Fate and Effect of Chemicals, and Water Technology. Water Technology focuses on sustainable treatment of water for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes. Resource recovery from water is also considered. Research is conducted at laboratory, pilot and full scale using both computational and experimental approaches. The purpose of the position is to assist with projects on the application of biological and chemical processes for the remediation of various types of water and on monitoring and optimization methods for sludge settling and dewatering. The position requires both experimental and computational work including maintenance of bioreactors, sampling and analysis of water and sludge samples, process modelling, data treatment and interpretation of the results. Responsibilities and qualifications Are you interested in boosting your experience and adding your input in water treatment methods? Then, perhaps you are our new research assistant. You will be responsible for the experimental research on industrial and domestic water remediation technologies, which includes designing, set-up and maintenance of lab-scale reactors, conduction of experiments and data interpretation and presentation of the results to supervisors and industrial partners. Specifically we expect you to: Design, set up and maintain lab-scale Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR), Fixed Bed Biofilm Reactors (FBBR) and activated sludge systems for organic carbon and nutrient removal as well as biocides degradation Characterize nitrification inhibition by salinity Perform biomethane potential (BMP) experiments for the estimation the digestibility and methane potential of various organic substrates Perform Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) experiments Perform sludge settling and dewatering experiments for the development of online optimization systems to reduce sludge handling costs Estimate parameters of secondary sedimentation gravity models and linking their variability with microbial diversity and other environmental parameters at full scale WWTPs Prepare technical reports to communicate results with relevant industrial partners Instruct and guide bachelor and master students Dissemination of the results in relevant national and international conferences Candidates should have a master’s degree in environmental engineering or equivalent. Prior laboratory research experience and solid experimental skills Experience and academic knowledge on biological and physic-chemical processes in wastewater including activated sludge processes, advanced primary treatment, secondary treatment and anaerobic digestion Good knowledge of modeling softwares, including Matlab-Simulink, Aquasim and/or WEST from DHI, for systems analysis and optimization and parameter identification Good knowledge of softwares for statistical analysis, including GraphPad - Prism or SigmaPlot Good knowledge on handling and use of Solitax turbidity and suspended solids sensors Fluency in English (written and verbal) Good communication skills and experience with the academic writing style The candidate should also: Enjoy transferring the know-how to others Has a team-oriented spirit and thrives on the collaboration in an international environment Be organized, able to develop several projects in parallel, and proactive. We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and terms of employment The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Head of the Water Technology section, Professor Henrik Rasmus Andersen, hran@env.dtu.dk , tel.: 45 4525 1583. If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU - Moving to Denmark . Application procedure Please submit your online application no later than 6 December 2021 (Danish time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: Application (cover letter) CV Diploma (MSc) Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. A ll interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.
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