Postdoctoral Researcher position to work on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Ecodesign of Hydrogen Energy Systems

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 Postdoctoral Researcher position for the Systems Analysis Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work on life cycle sustainability assessment and ecodesign of hydrogen energy systems.

Tasks Description:

  • Research and development on guidelines and tools for sustainability assessment of energy systems (in particular, hydrogen energy systems).
  • Research and development in the field of ecodesign of hydrogen energy systems.
  • Research and development on environmental, economic and social life cycle assessment of energy systems.
  • Communicate and disseminate research results through high-quality scientific channels including high impact scientific publications, presentation in congresses, etc.

Compulsory Requirements

  • PhD in Chemical, Environmental or Energy Engineering, or a related area.
  • Deep knowledge in environmental, economic and/or social life cycle assessment, and ecodesign of product systems, as well as in specific software.

Other merits to value:

  • Knowledge of fuel cells and hydrogen systems.
  • Knowledge of eco-efficiency assessment and multi-criteria decision analysis.
  • Good track of indexed scientific publications.
  • Postdoctoral experience (≥ 1 year) is an asset.
  • Participation in networks, research projects and contracts in the field of sustainability assessment and energy systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. 
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.

Remuneration: Between 36.000€ – 39.000€ Gross Salary 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: One-year renewable appointment depending on performance.


IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.


Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates.