Postdoc in oxy-fuel technologies and CCUS

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Mar 2024

24 Feb 2024
Job Information

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Research Field

Engineering » Chemical engineering
Technology » Energy technology
Engineering » Systems engineering
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Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

14 Mar 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description
Job description

In this Postdoc position, the candidate is expected to research upon pulp and paper processes integrated with oxy-fuel combustion technologies and CO2 capture and utilization/storage (CCS/CCUS). The candidate will work with process modelling and simulation, techno-economic and system level analysis, with a focus on integrating oxy-fuel recovery boiler in a pulp and paper process. The CO2 from the exhaust gas will be captured either for permanent storage or utilization to produce e-fuels. The candidate will also contribute to ongoing research activities in the research group within CCUS. The position is part of a Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP) project that aims to develop an oxy-fuel recovery boiler technology ( ). The postdoc candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with national and international academic and industry partners. The postdoc will be placed in the Division of Energy Processes at the Department of Chemical Engineering, CBH School, KTH and will work together with Shareq Mohd Nazir and Klas Engvall. The division is led by Stefan Grönkvist.

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Experience with process modelling and simulation and techno-economic analysis related to bioenergy conversion, e-fuels/synthetic fuel synthesis and CCS/CCUS

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • A research background in the topic of bioenergy conversion, e-fuels/synthetic fuels, CO2 capture and utilization or storage.
  • Experience with process modelling using Aspen and techno-economic analysis.
  • The ability to collaborate with different research teams in addition to performing independent research.
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: April 2024 or by agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: C-2024-0237

  • Shareq Mohd Nazir, [email protected]
  • Published: 2024-02-22
    Last application date: 2024-03-14

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

    Research Field
    Years of Research Experience
    4 - 10

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    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Postal Code
    Brinellvägen 8

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