24.07 TQ3 POD POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION TO WORK ON RESEARCH FOR AN EFFICIENT OLIGOMERIZATION OF C2-C4 OLEFINS INTO HYDROCARBONS IN THE JET-FUEL RANGE
IMDEA Energy Institute is a María de Maeztu Center of Excellence whose objective is to develop R&D activities in the fields of renewable energies and clean energy technologies by establishing strong links with leading companies in the energy sector. (www.energy.imdea.org).
IMDEA Energy is opening a postdoctoral researcher position for the Thermochemical Processes Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work on the Research for an efficient oligomerization of C2-C4 olefins into hydrocarbons in the jet-fuel range in the MAD VUELA SOSTENIBLE project. In particular, the MAD VUELA SOSTENIBLE, a project granted by the Regional Government of Madrid, aims to research on new technologies to produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with a low carbon footprint from wastes.
The requirements are as follows:
Monitoring of the state of the art of the fundamentals and technological advances related to the project.
Synthesis and full characterization of catalysts for oligomerization reactions.
Adjustment of the reaction system and screening the activity of catalysts.
Discussion and critical analysis of the experimental results.
Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.
Supervision of undergraduate and graduate staff working in the R&D unit.
Participation in the reporting activities of the results.
PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or equivalent, completed in the last 5 years
Demonstrated experience on at least one of these topics:
Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts and their characterization techniques (e.g.: powder XRD, gas-physisorption, acidity determination, microscopies (TEM, SEM), TGA, etc.)
Catalytic tests in fixed-bed reaction systems
Other merits to value:
Experience on operating pressurized reaction systems and/or involving flammable gases (light HCs or H2).
Experience on the synthesis and characterization of zeolites or MOFs.
Experienced in national and/or international research projects and collaborations.
Publications in indexed relevant journals.
Oral and written communication skills in English.
Motivation to pursue the goals of the project.
Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.
Knowledge of English.
Remuneration: Between 38.000€ – 41.000€ Gross Salary per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.
*The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.
Duration of the contract: Until 31st December 2026
IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.
Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates.
Equal opportunities are guaranteed in the selection process, without any forms of discrimination. Female applicants are encouraged to apply to favor parity in employment.
IMDEA Energy commitment is to guarantee equality in measures to balance personal, family and working life and to promote gender equality.