Postdoctoral Researcher position to work on Process Modeling and Simulation of Energy-Related 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 process modeling and simulation of energy-related systems.

Tasks Description:

  • Modeling of energy systems based on their chemistry, thermodynamics and/or kinetics.
  • Design and simulation of processes/systems based on the developed models.
  • Techno-economic assessment of energy and energy related processes/systems
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in international scientific journals and conferences.

Compulsory Requirements

  • PhD in Chemical, Environmental or Energy Engineering, or a related area.

  • Deep knowledge process modeling and simulation, as well as in specific software.

Other merits to value:

  • Specific knowledge in process and plant simulation for industrial chemical and energy systems and the corresponding software (AspenPlus, Hysys Ebsilon, Ecosimpro, SuperPro Designer…).
  • Knowledge of techno-economic assessment of energy and industrial processes/plants/systems.
  • Knowledge of energy systems.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good track of indexed scientific publications.
  • Participation in networks, research projects and contracts in the field of simulation of energy systems.
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 38.000€ – 41.000€ 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: 1 year, possibility of annual renewals depending on performance


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.