Maastricht University is seeking high-potential applicants to take part in the PhD Scholarships in Sustainability Assessment of Carbon-negative Biofuels from Organic Waste. The Ph.D. research will be performed under the co-supervision of a postdoctoral researcher of this project. The programme is available for the academic year 2022-2023. Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. You’ll study together with people from all over the world. Their international classroom is important because diversity makes all the difference in learning. But education at Maastricht University (UM) is not only fun and engaging; it also helps you develop the skills to prepare for your future career.
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 28 August 2022.
University or Organization: Maastricht University
Course Level: PhD
Number of Awards: NA
Access Mode: Online
The award can be taken in the Netherlands
Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from around the world.
Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in sustainability assessment of carbon-negative biofuels from organic waste.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
Training and/or experience with LCA, social impact assessment, and/or biobased products
Demonstrable affinity with the topic.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team.
Supporting Documents: Students must have to submit academic transcripts of all previous school attended and a copy of passports.
Admission Requirements: Students must have a master’s degree in a relevant discipline (chemical engineering, sustainability science, programming, etc.).
Language Requirement: Applicants must have proficiency in spoken and written English and good communication skills.
They offer a 4-year full-time appointment as a Ph.D. candidate. The first year will be a probation period; after a positive assessment, the position will be extended for another 3 years. Start date as soon as possible.
Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for Ph.D. students starting with a salary of €2.395,- with a yearly growth to €3.061,- gross a month, based on a full-time appointment (38 hours/week).
On top of this, there is an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance;
They offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as a reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, an optional model for designing a personalized benefits package, sports facilities that staff may use at a modest charge, and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.
They provide a stimulating, collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.
Maastricht University has an excellent international reputation, and Maastricht itself is a beautiful, open-minded city located in the center of Western Europe.