Postdoctoral researcher in membrane desalination processes

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Morocco,
Job Type: FullTime

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields

The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa.

Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

About ACER  CoE:

The centre has been recently created to address enduring process challenges in Chemistry and Engineering disciplines and create an environment for interdisciplinary research. The research program of ACER is multidisciplinary, with faculty members from backgrounds in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering focusing on different research fields such as catalysis, separation, energy generation, conversion and storage, and organic optoelectronics intelligent and advanced polymers and materials.

About the  pro ject:

This project aims to lower energy consumption and increase the water recovery of seawater desalination using the concept of desalination dilution by integrating a hybrid Forward Osmosis (FO) — Reverse Osmosis (RO) system. The work of this project includes lab work, computer modelling, life cycle assessment, and techno-economic study. The project will contribute to protecting water resources, promoting circular economic and zero liquid discharge concepts, and reducing the environmental impact of brine and unwanted water. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team who are working on a project funded by OCP Group. The successful postdoctoral applicant will manage an exciting project on membrane processes technology and small-scale testing for seawater desalination. He/she should demonstrate experience in membrane processes, water quality analysis, and lab and pilot-scale testing of water treatment and desalination processes.

Required qualifications:

  • The successful postdoctoral applicant will manage an exciting project on hybrid FO-RO desalination system and small-scale testing for seawater desalination applications.
  • The candidate should have a PhD in Engineering (including Environmental, Civil or Chemical Engineering), Material Science or any other relevant field.
  • The candidate should have excellent experimental and analytical skills relevant to the project (assessment of membrane processes and water quality analysis) are required.
  • Experience in computational fluid dynamics modelling of water treatment and desalination processes is an advantage.
  • Willingness to work within a multidisciplinary group.
  • Demonstrated skills in scientific writing in the form of research journal articles, conference papers, or high-quality scientific reporting.
  • Innovative, driven, out-of-the-box thinker, well-organized, self-motivated to investigate and implement new ideas, and proactive in overcoming obstacles.
  • Good communication and presentation skills in English. French is an advantage.
  • •Skills in problem solving, analytical thinking, and planning.

How to a ppl y:

Applications should contain a motivation letter and a detailed curriculum vitae with a list of two references and their contact information.

The motivation letter and CV should be written in English.

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