Postdoctoral researcher in hydrogen reactors and membrane systems

University of Luxembourg
February 18, 2023
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The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics , Physics , Engineering , Computer Science , Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

The Paul Wurth Chair conducts research in the broad area of green hydrogen. Together with industrial partners and the Chair sponsor (Paul Wurth company, part of SMS Group), we tackle important research and development questions from the atomic scale working on catalysts and electrocatalysts, to reactors and separation systems – especially membranes, right up to high-TRL applications of hydrogen systems to help decarbonize industry and mobility.

The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and outstanding researcher in the area of hydrogen reactors and membrane systems.

We're looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place!

Your Role...

The Paul Wurth Chair is building up a range of new experimental facilities, in collaboration with industrial partners and to pursue externally funded research projects, often involving Masters and PhD students. These include:

  • The construction of a catalytic reactor and separator system for conversion of ammonia to hydrogen-rich gas mixtures and purification of these gas mixtures
  • The design and construction of an electrochemical system for detailed investigation of electrocatalysts and new electrochemical engineering concepts for production of hydrogen from ammonia
  • The design and construction of thermal and catalytic pyrolysis reactors for hydrogen-rich gas mixtures
  • Your role is to work intensively with fellow researchers, technicians, suppliers and partners to design, build and operate these experimental facilities. The Paul Wurth Chair is also procuring a wide range of new, state- of-the-art characterization equipment which you will also help commission, operate and maintain. Your writing tasks will include safety, operation documentation, reports to sponsors and partners, and research publications from the projects involving this equipment.

    The position is particularly targeted at researchers who aim to establish their own independent research career (for example as a research group leader or junior/assistant professor), and to this end, extensive career development assistance will be provided. The appointed researcher will also help to prepare new research proposals for national and European projects, and if funded, help lead the projects to establish an independent research and funding track record.

    Please direct any further questions to Professor Bradley Ladewig ([email protected])

    What we expect from you…
  • A PhD degree in chemical engineering or a related field
  • Sound publication track record in relevant journals
  • Proven experience is establishing and operating lab facilities using gas mixtures and preferably hydrogen
  • Good communication skills in English and preferably also French or German
  • Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is desirable
  • Experience in team working
  • In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (which may be extended up to five years)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg initially, then Belval (new lab in Belval should be ready after September 2023)
  • Job Reference: UOL05514
  • The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 77167 (full time)

    How to apply...

    Applications in English should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter indicating motivations for this position (maximum 2 pages)
  • Name, affiliation and contact details of three referees
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception.

    Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …

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    The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University's faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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