Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Heterogeneous Catalysis and Chemical Kinetics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

The candidate will collaborate with researchers from the project 5 of the CCU (Carbon Capture Utilization) program of the Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI), an Engineering Research Center (ERC) with joint support from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Shell and based in the University of São Paulo's Engineering School (POLI-USP) in Brazil. Summary of the program and projects can be found at the RCGI website.

The researcher will contribute in line with the main objectives of the project: Create value from CO2 emissions by developing efficient catalysts and catalytic processes based on heterogeneous catalysis. It is intended to implement strategies aimed at transforming CO2 into higher alcohols, especially ethanol. These alcohols will be transformed into chemicals such as ethanol-derived monomers. The candidate will work at the Chemistry Institute (IQ-USP).

The candidate must hold a doctorate in chemistry or chemical engineering, preferably having conducted his studies in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, with experience in the following areas:

- Preparation of metal catalysts;
- Characterization techniques (MET, DRX, XPS, XAFS and FTIR);
- Flow reactor operation, Kinetic and mechanistic studies;
- Analytical techniques (CG, MS, FT-IR, etc.).

The candidate must have a maximum of five years after concluding the PhD and should have experience outside Brazil working in research centers.

FUSP fellowship (Foundation to Support USP) in the amount of R$ 7.373,10/month.

Information and registration: https://www.rcgi.poli.usp.br/opportunities/ ; then, access the position REF 21PDR129.

More information about the fellowship is at: fapesp.br/oportunidades/4997 .


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