PhD position in bioelectrochemical synthesis


The Laboratory of Microbial Electrochemical Systems is seeking for a creative and motivated candidate to fill the PhD student position within the microbial bioelectrosynthesis project. The project will focus on employing emerging microbial fuel cell technology for the synthesis of valuable bioproducts.

Microbial fuel cell is a device which converts organic waste into electricity with the use of bacteria. In the project the student will optimise production of electricity and bioproducts and optimise the process using simple and complex compounds as a fuel.

What we offer:
The successful candidate will be offered with a 3-years contract and attractive salary on full time-basis (4000-5400 PLN gross salary – approximately 1250 EUR, depending on experience). He/she will work independently and with colleagues in Polish and international environment. The contract will start in April 2019. The project and PhD position are sponsored by Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.


The candidate should possess master’s degree or gain it not later than 6 months after starting the contract.
• very good knowledge of English, spoken and written;
• skills in engineering;
• skills in basic analytical methods;
• fluency in using computer tools;
• Additional knowledge on microbiology and fluid mechanics and will be a value, similarly as the previous documented involvement in research projects.

Application deadline: 14/03/2019. Interviews: 18-22/03/2019. Contract: 1/04/2019.

Contact details: 
Dr inz. Grzegorz Pasternak Assistant Professor Laboratory of Microbial Electrochemical Systems
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Expiration date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019