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PhD position: Economic and ecological evaluation of processing schemes for enzymatic recycling of multilayer packaging

Boku Wien


PhD position


Economic and ecological evaluation of processing schemes for enzymatic recycling of multilayer packaging

in Vienna / Austria for 30 hours a week


That’s the project

The overall objective of the EU funded ENZYCLE project (H2020-BBI-JTI-2019) is to valorise and upgrading non-recycled plastic fractions through enzymatic processes to obtain high value-added products. Within the project, new processes for enzymatic recycling of multilayer packaging, post-consumer PET trays and microplastics will be developed with the aim of enhancing the sustainability of these wastes, within a framework of circular economy. Economic process models will be established for a detailed evaluation of the different processing strategies (continuous vs. batch cultivation) on a COGs base. The SuperPro Designer software package and Biosolve will be used to evaluate a defined set of production scenarios. Input from academic and industry partners involved in design of processing units/schemes will provide the data base for setting up accurate models of practical relevance considering application/branch specific aspects (scales, raw material…).


That could be your future

You are working in an enjoyable work climate, have numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. You are part of a challenging and helpful work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job. You expand your expertise and bridge your science to industry.

And not to forget: You make your research visible and broaden your network!


That’s important to us

In the best way you have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma for a recognized University in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biotechnology or related fields coupled with an economic background. Research experiences and dedicated interest in the following areas would be fine:

Bioprocess Engineering

Cost modelling

Biochemistry, Thermodynamics

Excel / VBA


You should understand engineering challenges of biochemical production processes.

You should enjoy the work in an international interdisciplinary environment and we expect excellent communication skills as your work will be based on intensive exchange of information.


That’s what you should know

minimum yearly gross payment of EUR 30,870 (PhD 30 h/week).

Start: 1st of November 2020

Find out more about why acib is the right choice for you: www.acib.at/career




And now it’s your turn! Give us an idea of who you are.

Apply here: https://mycareer.acib.at I Ref.no: 14_2020

Application deadline: 31st of October 2020

Of course, we welcome applicants of all sexes (f/m/x), backgrounds and ages.


Name: Jasmin Weber

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