Postdoc position on (chlor-)alkaline water electrolysis

Eindhoven University of Technology
June 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:€3,877
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Postdoc position on (chlor-)alkaline water electrolysis


(Post-doctoral) Researcher

Irène Curie Fellowship



Chemical Engineering and Chemistry



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Job description

A vacancy is available for a Postdoc in the field of chlor-alkaline and alkaline water electrolysis within the group Sustainable Process Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

Research group

In the Sustainable Process Engineering group, we carry out research on electrolysis in alkaline medium, focusing on alkaline water electrolysis, anion-exchange membrane water electrolysis and chlor-alkali electrolysis. In the research group we carry out research related to three key aspects of these technologies, namely efficiency, flexibility and durability. We closely work with industrial partners to ensure that the generated insights from our research will be used to optimize large-scale electrolyzers. More information on the group can be found at: Electrochemical Engineering (

Postdoc position on lithium chlor-alkaline and membraneless alkaline water electrolysis

The Postdoc position will cover two projects. The first project is on lithium chlor-alkali electrolysis and covers the production of lithium hydroxide and chlorine from lithium chloride. The second project is on membraneless water electrolysis and will investigate whether it is possible to carry out alkaline electrolysis without a membrane with forced convection.

Job requirements

We are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic Postdoc with a background in chemical engineering. We're searching for an excellent candidate with proven capabilities that likes working with demanding laboratory setups and enjoys supervising BSc and MSc students. Knowledge, experience and a affinity with chemical reactor engineering and electrochemistry are highly appreciated. Good analytical skills, initiative, creativity and excellent communication skills in English are vital.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for 2,5 years.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. €3,877 max. €5,090).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.
  • Information and application

    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact the hiring manager dr. M.T. de Groot (Thijs) e-mail: [email protected].

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Ms. P.J. van de Weijer, HR- advisor, [email protected].

    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 using the apply-button. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications'.
  • The selection of applicants and the job interviews will start immediately until we find a suitable candidate.

    For this vacancy we will recruit simultaneously both internal as external. In the case of equal suitability internal candidates take priority over external candidates.

    An assessment can be part of the selection procedure.

    Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.

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