Predoctoral Position for the Systems Analysis Unit to work on the assessment of novel waste-to-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 Position for the Systems Analysis Unit to work on the assessment of novel waste-to-energy system to participate in the research project MADRID + CIRCULAR aimed at modelling and assessing technologies for the treatment of waste and the production of hydrogen.

The HUB MADRID +CIRCULAR project (“HUB in circular economy innovation from the Community of Madrid) is a regional project cofounded by the European Fund for the regional development to contribute on the improvement of the private-public cooperation in I+D+i within the RIS3 and FEDER programmes.

Tasks Description:

  • Review of current and future waste-to-energy systems and the environmental and economic feasibility for renewable energy production, with a focus on hydrogen production technologies.
  • Development of simulation models of the selected technologies, sustainability assessment of the technologies and the development of a circularity model of waste-to-energy options.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in international scientific journals and conferences.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • BSc in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent.
  • Official MSc - completed or in progress - in Industrial Organization, Industrial Management, Economy. Other Msc related to the profile of the job position may be considered.

Merits to value:

  • Knowledge of Aspen Plus simulation models or similar software.
  • Coding skills, mathematical modelling, optimization
  • Life cycle assessment, process economics, social LCA.
  • Participation in similar projects.
  • Publications related to this research topic.
  • 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 19.500€ – 22.000€ 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 with annual renewals depending on performance.

IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.


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