PhD Positions


Wetsus is the coordinator of the WaterSEED project. WaterSEED stands for Social, Entrepreneurial and Excelling Doctors for Water technology. The objective of WaterSEED is to provide a doctoral program to excellent early stage researchers (ESRs) that want to develop their skills and contribute to the development of breakthrough technologies for water related challenges. Key elements in the program are the strong focus on interdisciplinary interaction, entrepreneurial skills and societal relevance. WaterSEED is based on the existing Wetsus doctoral (PhD) program (see Wetsus tab) and will enable this program to become even more international.
WaterSEED has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 665874.

The WaterSEED program will offer a total of 45 PhD positions. The best eligible candidates will be awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship.

For all PhD positions the requirements can be found here.
For the candidates assigned as Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellows the following requirements also count:

  • the candidate can be of any nationality, but at the time of recruitment he/she lived/worked < 12 months in the Netherlands during the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.
  • the candidate is an early-stage researcher at the time of recruitment (i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not has a doctoral degree)