Postdoctoral Researcher Position, Bioenergy and Biofuels Group, Spain

Those students can apply who have with excellent research expertise in catalysis and chemical reaction engineering

Study Subject: Chemical engineering, chemistry
Employer: The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research
Level: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Description: The Thermochemical Conversion Group of the Bioenergy and Biofuels Division, located at the Tarragona site of IREC, is urgently seeking a postdoctoral-level researcher to work in a starting project on synthetic liquid fuels.

Requirements: We seek a young researcher with excellent teamwork capacity and communication skills, flexible, with personal initiative and ability to innovate. The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or related areas. Mastery of English in all levels is essential, and knowledge of other languages desirable.

Preferably, applicants should be specialized and have proven experience in any of the following technical fields:

• Thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes: pyrolysis and liquefaction of MSW-derived plastics, gasification of biomass and RDF, syngas conditioning.

• Heterogeneous catalysis: synthesis and characterization of novel catalytic materials for catalytic gasification, syngas catalytic conditioning, synthesis of liquid fuels (alcohols and light hydrocarbons), water-gas shift and steam-reforming reactions.

Candidates with excellent research expertise in catalysis and chemical reaction engineering, however, will also be considered and are encouraged to submit their applications.

We offer: An initial two-year postdoctoral contract and the prospect of a permanent position at IREC, joining a team of highly qualified and motivated professionals developing cross-cutting projects in science and technology, in an exciting new research institute with national recognition and international projection.
Fellowship Application Deadline: 18th November 2010
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