EngD position: Designing a plasma for disinfection
Engineering Doctorate (EngD)
Irène Curie Fellowship
Applied Physics and Science Education
The EPG group within the Applied Physics department seeks to hire an
outstanding EngD candidate within the field of plasma physics.
This is a two-year program and leads to an Engineering Doctorate (EngD). An
important part of the programme is the design project which will be performed
at Wassenburg Medical and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The
project is spread over two years and aims to develop your design engineers'
abilities. In the project, a specific design objective must be reached within
a restricted period of time and with limited means.
This EngD project is part of a large project that aims at the advancement of
disinfection of medical equipment at several stages – the gas phase plasma and
the plasma in interaction with water. The final goal is to maximize efficiency
in conditions of small volume and high throughput.
Your key responsibilities:
Design rules for plasma-enhanced water cleaning and development of a
Implementation of diagnostics as well as elements for the enhancement of
the plasma system.
In direct contact with a company, making sure that the prototype is usable
in the current cleaning system.
Collaboration with other students in the project as well as company
You successfully completed higher education studies: Master of Science
degree or Diploma in Applied Physics, Gaseous Electronics or Chemical
You have practical experience in plasma physics research.
Affinity with interdisciplinary research.
Fluent in English, both in written and oral form.
Able to write solid scientific texts in a reasonable amount of time.
Ability for independent work as well as teamwork.
Conditions of employment
What we offer:
A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an
international setting with a close relationship to industry. You will work
on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train
Full-time employment for two years.
Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and
maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the
Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
To support you during your EngD and to prepare you for the rest of your
career, you will have free access to a personal development program for
An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and
An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30%
facility) for international candidates.
A creative working environment.
State-of-the-art research facilities.
Opportunities for professional development (project management, writing
skills, presentation skills etc).
In-house Dutch course.
Information and application
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking
university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-
on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a
top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental
knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of
today and tomorrow.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact Dr. Ana Sobota (a.sobotaattue.nl).
Visit our website for more information about the application process or the
conditions of employment. You can also contact HR Services
Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please
visit our career page.
We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button. The
application should include:
A cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications
for the position.
A curriculum vitae.
Copies of relevant BSc and MSc diplomas and grade transcripts.
The result of an English proficiency test such as IELTS or TOEFL.
We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as
possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.