Doctoral Researcher for process and LCA modeling of the production of sustainable transportation fuel

Aalto University
September 21, 2023
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Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 13 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 500 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community's diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

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Doctoral Researcher for process and LCA modeling of the production of sustainable transportation fuel

We are now looking for a Doctoral Researcher to study a new and innovative sustainable fuel production pathway including AspenPlus® based process modeling, LCA analysis and raw material resource assessment at Aalto University's Energy Conversion and System research group. In this position you will have a chance to make an impact on production of new fuels from bio-waste using state of the art process modeling tools. Our technology is based on using solar driven fast pyrolysis, and upgrading the oil by solar electrolysis-based hydrogen.

Your role and goals

Your work in this research project will consist of broad literature review on sustainable sources of biowaste-based materials, modeling and optimization of the whole process chain and analyzing the life cycle impact of the new concept. This work is part of an ongoing cross-European collaboration. As part of your doctoral candidate duties, you will also gain experience on teaching and supervision of students.

Your experience and ambitions

We are looking for a passionate person that would have:

  • Master's degree in chemical process engineering, modeling and design

  • Fundamentals of LCA methods and experience on some LCA analysis software.

  • Experience in AspenPlus©

  • Ability for independent work

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Join us in shaping the future!

    What we offer You will work in international team of Energy Conversion and Systems with over 110 experts in the field of energy. We offer also:

  • Meaningful and inspiring environment. We are proud of our purpose to shape a sustainable future. We spark the game changers of tomorrow, and renew society with research-based knowledge, creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Culture that inspires and includes everyone. All our work is guided by the values of the university: responsibility, courage, and collaboration.

  • Support and coaching from experiences researchers in experimental work and career planning.

  • Great possibilities for competence development and learning. We constantly keep learning to find the most impactful ways to empower – and invest in – our people.

  • We value work-life balance and well-being in all aspects of life.

  • We are located at Aalto's Otaniemi campus, Espoo - Finland. The Otaniemi campus is a thriving and connected community of 100 nationalities, 13,000 students and 4,500 employees. Life at the transformed campus is vibrant and filled with amazing architecture, calming nature, and a variety of cafes, restaurants, services and good connections along the recently opened metro line.

    How to Apply

    To apply for the position, please submit your application electronically through our online recruitment system and provide the following documents in English:

  • Motivation letter

  • CV

  • Study certificates on Master's degree

  • Study record from your Bachelor's and Master's degree

  • Copy of M.Sc. Thesis copy and most important publications (if any)

  • The deadline of application is 21 September 2023.

    Please note: Aalto University's employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Internal Jobs by using their existing Workday user account.

    We will go through applications, and we may invite suitable candidates to interview already during the application period. We would aim that the candidate would start latest in October/November 2023 but earlier starting times are possible as well.

    If you need specific information of the position, please contact supervising professor and PI of the related Circular Fuels EU-project: Mika Järvinen ([email protected])

    Please check the student information and admission criteria at https: // www. . In particular, please pay attention to the required (English) language proficiency .

    Linkki suomenkieliseen ilmoitukseen: https: // www. mallinnukseen-liittyen-ymparistoystavallisten-liikenteen

    Want to know more about us and your future colleagues ? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People , and Shaping a Sustainable Future .

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