Predoctoral researcher for the environmental and socio-economic assessment of clean technologies for fuels production

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 Research position within the Systems Analysis Unit,  looking for talented and motivated candidates to work in the line of systems modeling and environmental analysis, based on life cycle analysis, and techno-economics of clean fuel production processes.

Tasks Description:

  • Literature review of the environmental and socioeconomic analysis of sustainable alternatives to traditional fuels.
  • Mathematic modelling of systems for obtaining clean fuels.
  • Development of material and energy balances of different process alternatives.
  • Development of environmental inventories and life cycle analysis.
  • Economic analysis of the different alternatives, formulation of scenarios and qualitative evaluation of the social impact.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • B.Sc./Degree in the fields of environmental engineering, chemistry, energy or similar.
  • Official M.Sc. in the fields indicated above.
  • Knowledge of environmental impact analysis methodologies, mainly life cycle assessment.
  • Knowledge of techno-economic analysis of processes.

Others to value:

  • Knowledge of Coding (Matlab, Python, visual basic, or others).
  • Knowledge of Process Engineering software (Aspen Plus, Ebsilon, others).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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 20.000€ – 22.000€ 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: Until May 31st, 2023. Possibility of continuity depending on job performance.


IMDEA Energía: Mostoles, 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.