The Delft University of Technology offers PhD-candidates a four-year contract, with an official go/no progress assessment after one year. Salary and benefits follow the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2395 per month in the first year to € 3061 in the fourth year.
As a PhD candidate, you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. This project is part of the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Biosciences for the academic session 2021-2022.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Delft University of Technology|
|Scholarships level||PhD Position|
|Award Amount||€ 2.395,00 – € 3.061,00|
|Fellowship Period||Four years|
|Study area||Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science|
|Opening date||Now Open|
|Closing date||March 15, 2021|
Microbes responding in large-scale heterogenic and dynamic bioreactors can be assessed by combining spatially resolved hydrodynamic models and dynamic metabolic models. You will evaluate how AI methods can be applied to develop accurate real-time predictions of fermentation performance indicators in response to active process inputs for industrial-scale fed-batch operated fermentation units.
The ambition is to significantly speed up calculations and apply these models in online forecasting and process control. Developed algorithms will be evaluated in a laboratory set-up and eventually translated to a full-scale industrial application at DSM.
This project is part of the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Biosciences, the AI4B.io Lab (www.ai4b.io), that TU Delft and Royal DSM recently established. It is the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to full-scale biomanufacturing, from microbial strain development to process optimisation and scheduling. The AI4B.io Lab is part of the Dutch National Innovation Center for AI (ICAI) and starts with five synergistic research projects.
You will contribute to DSM’s challenges regarding developing bio-based products and optimising industrial-scale biobased processes. You will have access to real industrial R&D and/or factory data, work in an industrial as well as an academic environment, and have the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills as the AI4B.io Lab collaborates with the Biotech Campus Delft and Planet b.io; an excellent learning and research environment.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2021
You hold an MSc degree or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, (Bio-) Chemical Process Engineering or a similar area and have an interest in biomanufacturing.
Candidates should possess a strong background in algorithm design, have good programming skills, and be familiar with data analytics and scripting languages such as R or Python.
You enjoy gaining, combining, and translating knowledge from multiple fields. You can demonstrate that you have an entrepreneurial mindset.
Conditions of employment
The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. For international applicants, we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation.
TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
The Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world-class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft, we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to impact a global scale positively.
Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines – electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other.
We map out disease processes using single-cell data and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.
Information about department/faculty
TU Delft has a strong foundation in Biotechnology, already starting a century ago with the famous Delft School of microbiology. With the established AI4B.io Lab, the TUD adds another element to its huge ambitions in AI and Biotechnology, connecting with an ecosystem of more than 24 AI labs being established in 2020-21. The AI4B.io Lab is closely tied with the TU Delft Bioengineering Institute and is well-positioned to significantly solve significant societal challenges, such as climate change, healthy nutrition for the world’s rapidly growing population.
TU Delft is a leading international university that combines science, engineering, and design. TU Delft is the largest technical university in the Netherlands, provides world-class education, research, and innovation. Generations of its engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem solvers in business and social contexts.
TU Delft’s eight faculties offer 16 bachelor’s and more than 32 master’s programs. More than 25,000 of its students and 6,000 of its employees share a fascination with science, design, and technology—their shared mission: impact for a better society.
Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 15-3-2021 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV, BSc and MSc transcripts, BSc (draft) MSc theses.
- Pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
- You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
- Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.