Postdoc position in CFD simulation of chemical reactors

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 May 2024

27 Apr 2024
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Chalmers University of Technology
Research Field

Engineering » Chemical engineering
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

29 May 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

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Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

The postdoc position is offered in a research group which has a long tradition of developing CFD models to understand the coupling between flow field, mass- and heat transport, reaction, turbulence, and multiphase flow in chemical processes. The project focuses on developing CFD models to understand key phenomena in chemical reactors and obtain improved predictive capability in CFD simulations.

Information about the division and the department
Division of Chemical Engineering has a tradition of working with both fundamental scientific questions and applied research together with research institutes and industry using modeling and CFD simulations. Our expertise in advanced simulation methods and developing understanding of chemical processes is crucial for the societal transition towards a sustainable world. The postdoc position is offered in a research group which has a long tradition of developing CFD models to understand the coupling between flow field, mass- and heat transport, reaction, turbulence, and multiphase flow in chemical processes. The project focuses on developing CFD models to improve the understand and obtain improved predictive capability of chemical reactors. The research is done in collaboration with partners at other universities and industry. Measurement data and diagnostics exists which allow the CFD simulations results to be validated. The recruitment is needed to support ongoing research and addressing upcoming research questions.

Major responsibilities
The key responsibility as postdoc is to drive the research to bridge gaps in the knowledge base and validate the simulations results. You will develop CFD models that includes the main physical and chemical phenomena in the process. The position will involve reporting current research results in both written and oral forms as well as authoring scientific research publications. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics (or equivalent), with a focus on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Expertise in CFD simulations and theory relevant to the position, documented by international journal publications.
Strong theoretical background in mass, heat and momentum transport. 

Knowledge in chemical reactions or combustion modelling, mutliphase flow, programming subgrid models.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). Exceptions from the 3-year limit can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave or military service*.

* The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg . 
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with 20240275 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-05-30

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Ronnie Andersson, Division of Chemical Engineering,
[email protected]

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Research Field
Engineering » Chemical engineering
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

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Chalmers University of Technology
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Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

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