PhD Position in Bio-LUSH Project, Netherlands

Expires on: 03/15/2024


Are you a passionate experimental physicist or physical chemist interested in material science and biobased materials? Unilever Innovation Centre Wageningen is seeking an Early-Stage Researcher (R1) for the groundbreaking Bio-LUSH Horizon project. Join us in exploring the use of biobased materials for functional edible films, coatings, and packaging materials, and contribute to shaping the future of sustainable fibers and materials

The research focuses on the utilization of underexploited biomass feedstocks for sustainable and high-quality fiber extraction, with an emphasis on establishing innovative processes for optimal biomass refining and fibrillation to nanoscale.


Applicants should be outstanding experimental physicists or physical chemists with an MSc or equivalent degree. Less than 4 years of full-time research experience and no doctoral degree are prerequisites. Proficiency in material science, soft condensed matter physics, colloids, and mechanical properties of soft materials is essential. Candidates with expertise in characterization methods, mechanical characterization, and light scattering techniques are preferred. Modelling skills using Phyton and Matlab are advantageous. Fluency in English (IELTS min. 7 or TOEFL internet-based min. 90) is required.


 To apply, candidates must submit a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, academic subjects and grades at the master’s level, and full contact details of two referees.

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