Postdoc position - Synthetic fuel production

Aug 06, 2018
Aug 24, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Publish date August 2nd 2018N.Ref.24/2018

R2 Researcher – HEAT TO FUEL project

Project Acronym: HtF+

Host Institution: Catalonia Institutefor Energy Research - IREC

Area: Advanced Materials for Energy

Head of the Area: Prof. Joan Ramon Morante

Group: Energy storage

Deputy head of the group: Dr. Teresa Andreu


The Energy Storage group at the Advanced Materials for Energy Area of IREC announces a project postdoc position available for a highly motivated candidate to work in a H2020 project (LCE08 call) in the field of synthetic fuel production.

The candidate will be involved in catalyst synthesis and evaluation in a lab scale Fischer Tropsch reactor. The candidate will carry out catalyst characterization and optimization at IREC laboratories, as well as developing strategies for upscaling the catalyst synthesis routes developed within the project. Additionally, the candidate will be involved in the setup and experimental investigation by using a wire mesh reactor of char gasification kinetics and biomass pyrolysis.

Candidate must have a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering and preferably have completed a doctorate in a related field: heterogenerous catalysis or synthetic fuel production. Additionally, must have a good level of spoken and written English language.

CV must additionally reflect candidate’s motivation and experience on characterisation techniques, gas and liquid analysis for reaction monitoring, reaction simulation tools (MATLAB, ASPEN, COMSOL,…) and writing technical project deliverables.

Candidates should be available for starting by 6th September.


Additional information:

Deadline: 24th August 2018

Starting date: 6th September 2018

Duration of contract: 1 year

The recruitment process will follow the guidelines of the European Charter of Researchers. Further information can be directly obtained from: Dr. Teresa Andreu (