17/02/2017

R&D Engineer or Researcher on experimental combustion of torrefied biomass

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    FUNDACION CIRCE
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    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

The candidate will participate in the project SteamBio funded by the European Union under the H2020 Program (Grant Agreement number 636865). The work activities will be focused on supporting research and demonstration activities with different technologies of milling and thermochemical conversion for several types of biomass. We seek also professional with basic skills in project management.

The candidate will be incorporated within a research team and will support the execution of milling and combustion tests of fresh and torrefied biomass in a European Project (SteamBio – H2020). Combustion tests will be developed with different type of technologies: grate-fired boiler, fluidized bed and pulverized burner. The main tasks will require support on the design the experimental trials, tests execution, data analysis and technical report elaboration.

Benefits

You will 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: 20.000 - 30.000€

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, indicate the following information:
    • Describe the trials and tests related to the biomass field you have performed
    • Specify the laboratory equipment you are familiar with.
  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 "[Torrefied Biomass]".

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
    EngineeringThermal engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

  • Autonomy and ability to work independently developing experimental tests of biomass milling and/or in the operation thermochemical conversion reactors for solid biofuels.
  • 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 have the ability to work independently and in a team.
  • The candidate must be oriented to the organization objectives.

Specific Requirements

  • At least, 2 years’ experience in combustion facilities/plants as process o R&D engineer and working with client focused problems.
  • Previous experience in fuel characterization as well as skills for the analysis of the ashes and deposits produced in the biomass combustion
  • Previous experience in instrumentation, monitoring and/or automation of combustion experimental facilities

Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with Master degree related to Biomass Combustion field or similar.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
FUNDACION CIRCE
Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
50018
Campus Río Ebro, Calle Mariano Esquilor Gómez, 15

EURAXESS offer ID: 182272