Predoctoral Researcher Position to work on Solar heat for material processing

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. (



Este contrato está financiado a través del programa S2018/EMT‐4319 (ACES2030‐CM) de la Convocatoria de ayudas para la realización de programas de I+D de Tecnologías 2018 de la Comunidad de Madrid, estando cofinanciado en un 50% por Fondo Social Europeo para el periodo 2014‐ 2020”.

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IMDEA Energy is opening a Predoctoral Researcher Position for the High Temperature Processes R&D Unit to work on the use of solar energy for material processing.

The requirements of this position are as follows:

Your Tasks:

  • Experimental investigation on thermal and chemical material processing
  • Characterization of solid and liquid materials (X-Ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, microscopies, ionic chromatography…)
  • Process design and process simulation involving solar thermal technologies
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.

Compulsory requirements:

  • MSc. degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Sciences, Physical Sciences or equivalent.
  • Accredited oral and written communication skills in English.

Will be positively assessed:

  • Accredited experience on thermal processes such as desalination, drying and/or calcination.
  • Knowledge and/or familiarity in the use of engineering and scientific software (MATLAB, TRNSYS, EcoSimPro…) and programming languages (FORTRAN, C++…).
  • Knowledge and/or familiarity with thermal and/or solar thermal technologies.
  • Knowledge and/or familiarity with characterisation techniques.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training and experience to the requested profile.
  • Additional training related to the position.
  • Knowledge of English.

Remuneration: 19.000-21.000€ gross salary per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.

Duration: One year appointment with annual renewals depending on performance.


Fundación IMDEA Energía Móstoles, Madrid.


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