PhD positions on the EU project BIO-GENTLE

Research / Academic

Topics within this Doctoral Network range between experimental to computational, between fundamental and applied, but are all focused to propel Europe to the forefront of research and development of biomolecules that can be used as high-volume commodities or low-volume, but high-value compounds in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. The scientific aim of this network will be to produce and share knowledge, insights, and solutions to these objectives, thereby enabling major steps towards, and providing evidence of sustainable biomaterials production on larger scales for application in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics in Europe. Further information, including a description per PhD position, can be found at Bio-Gentle.


  • You are an enthusiastic and highly motivated researcher.
  • You have, or will shortly, acquire a master’s degree in the field of (chemical) engineering, physical chemistry, physics, bio engineering, food processing, or related area.
  • You have a creative mindset and excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • You have a good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment.
  • You are proficient in English.
  • You hold a Degree that gives access to doctorate studies and you do not hold a Doctoral (PhD) degree.
  • At the time of selection by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Salary Benefits:

  • The salary range mentioned in this vacancy is only applicable to the PhD position at the University of Twente.
  • The specific details and employment terms may vary depending on the country (host institute). The duration per project may also vary. We recommend engaging in a discussion with the respective host to gain a comprehensive understanding of the conditions relevant to that specific position and location.
  • Please refer to the consortium website, Bio-Gentle, for further details on the available projects. Note that some projects have already been filled.
Work Hours:

38 - 40 hours per week


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