Achieving wider uptake of water-smart solutions


PhD positions

Organisation University of Palermo

Location: Palermo

Research field: Wastewater engineering, Biochemistry engineering, water quality engineering

Type of contract: Temporary

Researcher profile: First Stage Researcher

Job status: Full time

Funding amount: 20,000.00 € per year

Hours per week: 40 hrs

Application deadline: 30 June 2020 24:00 CET

The Position

Within the European Horizon2020 project “Achieving wider uptake of water-smart solutions” the Research Group in Sanitary and Environmental Engineeringof of University of Palermo seeks a motivated and enthusiastic PhD fellow. The successful PhD fellow will become a member of an international and interdisciplinary research team focusing on wastewater treatment.

Activities will include bench and pilot scale plants setting up and monitoring, laboratory analysis, batch tests performing, writing scientific papers, attending conferences and PhD seminars.

Number of positions


Start date and duration

1st November 2020 – 3 year studentship


This position requires a Master’s degree in Environmental/Chemical/Process/Engineering/Applied Science or equivalent. Previous experience in water treatment processes, membrane technologies, analytical chemistry, and environmental issues is required to be eligible for the position. Advance level of English is positively considered.


prof. Giorgio Mannina

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869283