In space, water needs to be treated extremely efficiently to minimize the necessary transport of water into space. Also, the recovery of organics, nutrients, trace elements… has to be very efficient. Interestingly, also on Earth, we see the emergence of “extremely decentralized” water systems, delivering clean water and even nutrients at building level. In this postdoctoral position, you will balance between space and earth. You work part of the time on European Space Agency projects related to the conversion of wastestreams from astronauts to useful products such as clean water, nutrients and CO2. This will be coupled to from a terrestrial perspective developing systems for treatment of wastewater at building level including guiding also sustainability assessment of these technologies. The postdoctoral researcher will thus be involved in the execution and management of several projects while also choosing their own research line in discussion with the academic supervisors.
- A postdoctoral researcher holding a thesis-based doctorate (obtained max. 6 years ago. This term of 6 years is determined by the date written on the above-mentioned required diploma).
Background and experience
Scientific knowledge and skills
Personal knowledge and skills
- We offer you a contract of indefinite duration starting with 1 year further renewable after positive evaluation.
- Your contract will start on 1/08/2022 at the earliest.