17/02/2017

R&D Engineer or Researcher on industrial process sustanability evaluation and performance improvement

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    FUNDACION CIRCE
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    19/03/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Zaragoza
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

We offer a position to work, together with a dedicated team, in different European and national R&D projects funded by the European Union (currently under signature process) addressing the eco-efficiency and competitiveness improvement of bio-based industries and agroindustrial processes.

The selected candidate will take part in the technical, economic and environmental evaluation based on real-life condition bio-refineries and agroindustrial plants analysis. In this sense, he/she will be included in the life - cycle studies (LCA and LCC) and simulation processes, for the evaluation of the environmental, technical and economic impact, as well as the quantification of the emissions reduction. It is expected that the candidate has strong background in process integration to support the interaction between demo cases of the project and in process simulation software (ASPEN Plus and TRNSYS).

Benefits

We offer a permanent position for you to join a high-tech internationally recognized Research Centre in which your talent, passion and expertise will be fostered. Our flexible and modern working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will enable a sustainable society for tomorrow, taking part of a young team, with high development potential in a highly collaborative working environment.

In addition to Excellence, CIRCE’s values are based on Compromise, Integrity, Respect and Persons Development. In this line, CIRCE is committed to employ disabled individuals and encourages them to apply. Furthermore, CIRCE is aiming for a higher proportion of women in technology and science, so we ask qualified female technologists and scientists to apply. Finally, CIRCE supports a family-friendly workspace. Therefore, applicants with children are highly welcome.

Gross Salary: 30.000 - 39.000€

Selection process

Interested candidates should send by email to Circe (rrhh@fcirce.es)

  1. Full CV in Europass format and 1 page summary
  2. Motivation letter (2 pages limit) indicating the motivation, understanding and knowledge on the topic of the position as well as its possible relation with the previous research experience of the candidate. In addition, please, integrate the following information:
    • Description of the simulation tools you are familiar with, as well as the work you have performed with them.
    • Explaination of the sustainability chlallenges you have faced regarding bio-based industries and the agroindustrial sector.
    • Clients you have work for (if confidential, please, indicate their profile).
    • A list of the events (e.g. Congress, Workshops for R&D results presentation, Infodays, etc.) you have participated in the last 2 years.
    • Indicate if you have represented your entity or research group in any sector related association or forum (e.g. Technology plarform, Congress Committee, Fairs, Exhibitions Standardization bodies, etc.).
  3. Electronic copy of the three more relevant publications of the candidate (peer reviwed articles, published deliverables, public reports, scientific news, etc.);
  4. Up to three contacts persons that could act as references if needed.

Please send the email with the topic "[Bio-based and agroindustrial processes R&D engineer]".

Applications will be continuously evaluated upon reception, and phone interviews will be organised with the selected candidates until the position is filled. Writting and speaking tests may be organized either face to face or online. Travel expenses for attending face to face interviews wil be covered if finally organized.

For any additional information, you can send an email to rrhh@fcirce.es

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    SPANISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • High technical capability, analytical and problem solving of different physics areas to create and implement innovative solutions to industrial problems.
  • High autonomy and ability to work independently developing process simulations.
  • Experience working with the technical execution and proposal preparation of R&D&i research projects.
  • Peer review publications and congress communications is not compulsory but it will be valued.
  • To be organized and methodical.
  • To have the ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure.
  • To be flexible and open to new challenges.
  • To be analytical and problem solver.
  • To be team player.
  • To have the ability to work independently and in a team.
  • To have capacity to interact and build strong relations with diverse team members.
  • To have good communication skills.
  • The candidate must be oriented to the organization objectives.

Specific Requirements

  • At least, 2 years experience working with ASPEN Plus and TRNSYS.
  • At least, 2 years experience working with the technical execution of R&D&i research projects as R&D Engineer or Researcher
  • Demonstrable experience designing and/or implementing innovative solutions to industrial problems and generate technical tools through industry understanding.

Degree in Chemical Engineering. Specialization or master degree related to energy engineering system modelling or similar

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
FUNDACION CIRCE
Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
50018
Mariano Esquilor Gómez 15

EURAXESS offer ID: 182260