Postdoctoral Position in Digestion Processes, IMDEA, Madrid, Spain

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Postdoctoral Position in Digestion Processes: IMDEA Energy Institute, a María de Maeztu Center of Excellence, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in the Biotechnological Processes Unit. The position focuses on anaerobic digestion processes from organic residues for biogas production, contributing to cutting-edge research in renewable energies and clean energy technologies.

Postdoctoral Position in Anaerobic Digestion Processes

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Biotechnological Processes – Anaerobic Digestion

Location: Móstoles, Madrid, Spain


  • Ph.D. degree in biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, or related areas.
  • Proven expertise in anaerobic digestion technology.

Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Performing and optimizing anaerobic digestion processes by tuning operational conditions.
  • Upscaling the process from a 1L to a 50L bioreactor.
  • Analyzing microbial communities involved in the process.
  • Mathematical modeling of mass balances.
  • Communicating and disseminating research results through scientific publications and congress presentations.
  • Writing project proposals for national and international calls.
  • Supervising PhD, Master, or undergraduate students.


  • Experience in biogas production in different bioreactor configurations and scales.
  • Knowledge in microbial communities analysis.
  • Experience in national and international research projects and collaborations.
  • Strong publication record and scientific writing skills.
  • Proficient in oral and written English communication.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be evaluated based on:

  • Adequacy of training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the job position.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.


  • Remuneration: Between €38,000 – €41,000 Gross Salary per year, depending on qualification and expertise.
  • The contract includes benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year, with the possibility of annual renewals depending on performance.

Workplace: IMDEA Energía, Móstoles, Madrid.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • PhD Certificate
  • Motivation Letter

Applications should be sent to

Last Date for Apply: 17 March 2024

Note: All decisions regarding the application process will be communicated directly to the candidates.



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