Predoctoral Researcher position to work on Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment 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 Predoctoral Researcher position for the Systems Analysis Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work on life cycle sustainability assessment of hydrogen energy systems.

Tasks Description:

  • Participation in the development and application of methodological frameworks for life cycle sustainability assessment of fuel cells for aviation.
  • Review of scientific literature on fuel cells and hydrogen systems.
  • Modelling life cycle inventories of fuel cells and hydrogen energy systems, followed by computational implementation and sustainability characterization and benchmarking.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in international scientific journals and conferences.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • BSc an Official M. Sc. in the field of Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or Energy Engineering or a related area.

Merits to value:

  • Knowledge of environmental, economic and/or social life cycle assessment, and specific software.
  • Knowledge of fuel cells and hydrogen systems.
  • 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 20.900 € – 23.300 € per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.

           *The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.

  • Type of contract: Employment contract in accordance with current legislation..

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.