PhD Student

KU Leuven

Leuven

Taken en verantwoordelijkheden


The student is expected to choose a research topic within the area of model-based estimation and/or control of biological processes that is aligned to the general research direction of the group. Potential topics include:
  • State estimation and control methods for heterogeneous cell populations
  • Optimization-based models for biochemical processes and associated control methods
  • Modelling and control of a gas fermentation process

Profiel kandidaat


 
  • Master's degree in engineering including process control engineering, with strong overall marks (a minimum level of 'distinction')
  • Previous experience with modelling, state estimation, and / or control methods for biological processes is desirable
  • Very good English (written and verbal communication) for scientific interactions required
  • Strong motivation and willingness to work at interdisciplinary boundaries

Geboden wordt


The successful candidate will be offered a PhD fellowship to become part of our international team with global research links to work towards a PhD. The initial contract will be for one year, and can be prolonged for up to 4 years total. Besides working on the research project, the candidate will also support the educational activities at the department.

Meer informatie


Sollicitatieprocedure
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Steffen Waldherr, tel.: +32 16 37 29 25, mail: steffen.waldherr@kuleuven.be. Applications will be processed continuously as they are submitted.
You can apply for this job no later than 01/07/2017 via the online application tool

 

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Over KU Leuven:

We are looking for a motivated student with a background in chemical or biosystems engineering and an interest in the modelling, analysis, and control of biological processes to join the Bio- & Chemical Systems Technology, Reactor Engineering and Safety Section at the Department of Chemical Engineering. The student will work as a PhD student in the group Computational Methodologies for (Bio-)chemical Processes under the supervision of Prof. dr. Steffen Waldherr.
In general, the research of the section is aimed at the exploitation, optimization and control of chemical and biochemical processes in selected, industrially relevant target areas. More information is available on the section's website:

Voor deze vacature geldt:

Werk- en denkniveau
Universitair / Master
Beschikbaarheid
Aantal uren: 24 - 40
Je kunt solliciteren tot:
13/05/2017


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