24.08 TQ4 RA RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION TO WORK ON RESEARCH ON THE CATALYTIC 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).

DESCRIPTION

IMDEA Energy is opening a Research Assistant 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:

Tasks Description:

Revision of the state of the art of the fundamentals and progress related to the project.
Synthesis and characterization of catalysts for oligomerization reactions.
Adjustment of the reaction system and screening the activity of catalysts.
Participation in the preparation of reports.

REQUIREMENTS

Compulsory Requirements:

Degree in Chemical Engineering, applied chemistry or equivalent, finished in the last 5 years.

Other merits to value:

Master’s degree in the area of Chemical Engineering, chemistry or equivalent.
Knowledge and experimental practice on heterogeneous catalysis.
Knowledge and experimental practice on analytical techniques.
Oral and written communication skills in English.
Motivation to pursue the goals of the project.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
Work experience related to the job position.
Knowledge of English.
Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.

CONDITIONS

Remuneration: Between 18.000 € – 20.000 € 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

WORKPLACE

IMDEA Energía, Móstoles, Madrid

DOCUMENTS

Certificates of academic titles
Motivation Letter
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.