Postdoc in drop-in biofuels production (2022-224-03926)
At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a two-year position as
Postdoc researcher is open for appointment from 1st May 2022 to 30th April
2024, or soon after.
Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society
as well as the development of prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish
society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education,
public sector services and knowledge collaboration. AAU educates students for
the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative
collaboration with the surrounding community.
AAU Energy (former Department of Energy Technology) is a dynamic engineering
research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. The
department has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean
and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and
mechatronic energy technology. The department has campuses in both Aalborg and
Esbjerg, this position is in Aalborg.
The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based
education of the energy engineers of the future. The department has approx.
300 employees of many nationalities, of which 24 are administrative staff. In
addition, the department constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from
around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the
field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory
facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct
collaboration with industry to a great extent.
AAU Energy offers this postdoc position in the framework of the project
“LowCarbFuels.dk”, funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, in which the
department is one of the main partners.
The project concerns the production of sustainable advanced biofuels for
airborne and marine applications through the hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL)
of biomass and subsequent upgrading of the resulting bio-crude.
The offered position will focus especially on the upgrading of HTL bio-crude
by means of catalytic hydro-processing. Activities include the upgrading of
different HTL biocrudes in batch and continuous lab-scale setups, the
subsequent production of fractional cuts relevant to aviation and marine
applications and the full characterization of the resulting products. The
researcher will join the Advanced Biofuels research group.
The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to carry out high quality
research within the topic of the offered position, by publishing in recognized
peer-reviewed journals relevant to the field. Qualified applicants have a
Ph.D. degree in a topic related to the production of liquid biofuels, chemical
or environmental or energy engineering, technical chemistry or similar. A
highly independent and proactive attitude will be appreciated.
PhD degree in a topic related to the production of liquid biofuels,
chemical or environmental or energy engineering, technical chemistry or
Documented competence in catalytic hydro-processing, preferably applied to
the upgrading of bio-derived streams
Experience in laboratory-based research, including testing in batch and/or
continuous apparatuses and characterization of reactants and products.
High motivation, ability to conduct independent research and formulate
Proficiency in English, both spoken and written
You may obtain further professional information from Assistant Professor
Daniele Castello, Phone: (+45) 9940 8016, E-mail: email@example.com.
Read more about AAU at www. aau.dk.
Read more about AAU Energy at www. energy.aau.dk.
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or
similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant
will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot
exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.
The application must contain the following:
A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in
relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are
A current curriculum vitae.
Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you
could be asked for an official English translation.
Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be
attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be
considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or
boards, participation in organisations and the like.
Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online"
Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the
assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair
of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All
applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or
AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from
all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.
For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact
Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures
can be seen here
Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of
Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of
Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment
and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed
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