PostDoc position: RICH-ID: Reducing Impact of CO2 Hydrate on Injectivity Decline

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 01 Oct 2022

PostDoc position: RICH-ID: Reducing Impact of CO2 Hydrate on Injectivity Decline
PostDoc position: RICH-ID: Reducing Impact of CO2 Hydrate on Injectivity Decline
Published Deadline Location
yesterday 1 Oct Delft

Job description

The main goal of the research is to quantify the impact of hydrate formation on injectivity of CO2 injection well and to develop chemical-based solutions to either inhibit the formation of hydrates (preventive methods) or to remediate the injectivity once formation of the hydrate led to injectivity decline (mitigation methods). The focus is at testing the identified potential mitigation and prevention solutions including injection of chemicals to dissociate already-formed CO2 hydrates. The experimental program will be conducted in close collaboration between TU Delft and Shell scientists to align the experiments and research objectives of Shell.

  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
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Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in e.g. geoscience, chemical, petroleum or mechanical engineering with a following skills:

  • Strong lab work experience
  • Basic modeling skills
  • Data processing ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Good command of English language (writing and oral) preferably show by English language certificate
  • Ability to plan and work independently within a team environment;
  • Experience in hydrate formation/dissociation experiments is a plus.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 24 months.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted  in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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Additional information

For more information about the position and informal discussion please contact Denis Voskov, e-mail: or Rouhi Farajzadeh, e-mail: .

Working at TU Delft

Join the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Work on clever solutions for worldwide challenges, to change the world and make an impact. Ready to bring your energy to our research?

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Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 October 2022 via the application button and upload:

  • Your motivation of maximum 1 page including why you think you fit the position as well as covering your research interest and relevant experience.
  • Your CV (max 2 page) incl. list of publications (if any) and names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of two references (unless reference letters are attached).
  • English language certificate.
  • Copies of academic qualifications

Please note:

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

We expect to hold the job interviews in the beginning of October. 

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