Predoctoral researcher position to work on anaerobic digestion of municipal solid wastes

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. (


IMDEA Energy is opening a Predoctoral Researcher Position for the Biotechnological Processes Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work on biogas production from the organic fraction of municipal solids waste.

The requirements are as follows

Tasks Description:

Optimization of anaerobic culture conditions of microorganisms aiming at biogas production.
Bioprocesses in bioreactors both at laboratory and pilot scale.
Application of biougmentation strategies.
Analysis of biological analysis and physico-chemical parameters to control microorganisms performance.
Communication and dissemination of research results through scientific publications and attending conferences.


Compulsory Requirements:

Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical engineering, Environmental engineering or equivalent.
MSc degree in Biology, Biotechology, Chemical engineering, Environmental or equivalent
Experience on biological (microbiological) processes.

Other merits to value:

Accredited experience in process optimization and physico-chemical (microbiological) analyses
Knowledge of reactors performance (anaerobic digestion)
Knowledge of English


Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
Knowledge of English.


Remuneration: Between 21.000€ – 23.500€ per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.
*The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.

Contract: 1 year, possibility of renewal depending on performance.


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.