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Senior Scientist (m/f/d)



Antwerp, Belgium
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023
Aquature is a pioneering company in the field of sustainable water solutions. We are committed to revolutionizing industrial wastewater treatment through innovative and fully circular approaches. Our goal is to support the industrial energy transition by unlocking the chemical energy stored in wastewater and utilizing it in the treatment process. This approach also enables the reuse of water in industrial processes, promoting efficient resource management.At Aquature, we are driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the world. We strive to create an inclusive environment where the brightest minds can come together to tackle humanity's greatest challenges. TasksAs a Senior Scientist at Aquature, you will be at the forefront of research and development, contributing to the improvement and design of microbial electrolysis technologies and other bioelectric solutions. Your expertise will play a vital role in driving our mission to accelerate the energy transition and promote efficient resource utilization in industries that are challenging to decarbonize. Key Tasks:
  • Conduct advanced scientific research in the field of microbial electrochemical technologies and (waste)water technology
  • Lead the improvement, development, and design of bioelectrochemical systems, with a focus on microbial technologies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive technological advancements and integrate research findings into practical applications
  • Manage laboratory activities, ensuring efficient operation, safety compliance, and effective documentation
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior researchers and team members
  • Collaborate with external partners, academia, and industry experts to stay at the forefront of technological advancements
  • PhD in Bioengineering, Electrochemistry, Environmental Science, or related fields
  • Extensive experience in wastewater technology and (bio-)electrochemical research, with a focus on microbial electrolysis/electrosynthesis and anaerobic fermentation
  • Strong background in experimental design as well as data acquisition, analysis, presentation and reporting
  • Track record of relevant scientific publications and conference presentations
  • Experience in laboratory management, documentation, standardization and safety protocols
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in English; proficiency in Dutch is a plus
  • Collaborative, flexible, creative, committed and growth-oriented mindset as well as ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunities for fast-tracked professional growth and development
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment promoting equal opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid work arrangements
If you are a dedicated scientist with a passion for pushing the boundaries of applied microbial electrochemical technologies and contributing to sustainable solutions, we encourage you to apply! Your expertise will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of water treatment, energy transition and in combatting climate change. Even if you don't meet all qualifications listed, we welcome your application! We value diverse career paths and facilitate equal opportunities in Aquature. Join us in making a positive impact on the world!