Call to Hire a PhD Researcher (Ref. BIOREF-47)

BIOREF - Collaborative Laboratory for Biorefineries

4 Dec 2023
Job Information

BIOREF – Collaborative Laboratory for Biorefineries
Research Field
Engineering » Chemical engineering
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Application Deadline
29 Dec 2023 – 15:00 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
2 Jan 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

The BIOREF Association – Collaborative Laboratory for Biorefineries, with funding under the Interface Mission Program, investment No. 01/C05-i02/2022 financed by the PRR – Recovery and Resilience Plan and the NextGeneration EU European Funds, has an open call for PhD researchers, in accordance with the procedures set out below.

1. Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or related fields. Proficiency in spoken and written English is a prerequisite for admission. Candidates must have knowledge of the implementation of thermochemical conversion technologies for biomass, synthesis gas, CO2, and/or H2 into gaseous and/or liquid biofuels, being specific requirements:

  • Experience in the thermochemical conversion of biomass (gasification and/or pyrolysis and/or hydrothermal liquefaction) and/or hydrodeoxygenation reactions.
  • Experience in carrying out scientific projects in EU framework programs or national programs and/or industrial projects (preferred).

2. Function/activities to be performed

  • Execution of R&I project activities;
  • Support for the various technical-scientific activities of the work team;

3. Selection method

The applications received will be ranked on the basis of an assessment of the scientific and curricular background. Candidates who show a curricular profile appropriate to the functions/activities to be performed may be called for an interview that is intended exclusively for the clarification of aspects related to the results of their research and has a maximum weight of 10% of the total evaluation.

4. Application submission

The application must indicate the reference BIOREF-47 and include the following documents:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae with a copy of the qualification certificates and a copy of other relevant supporting documents;
  • Recommendation letter (optional).
  • The application should be sent to the following e-mail address: [email protected]



    5. Deadline for the submission of applications

    Applications will be permanently open until the ideal candidate is selected. The first deadline for assessing applications will be December 31, 2023.

    6. Selection jury

    Francisco Gírio, Joana Bernardo, Paulo Brito, Fernando Pereira

    7. Notification of results

    The final result of the evaluation will be sent to all applicants via e-mail. The BIOREF Association is free to fill the position or not and may suspend or terminate the process at any time, simply by informing all candidates.

    8. Remuneration

    We offer a challenging and rewarding working environment with a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience. Join us and help us build a sustainable future!

    9. Place of Work

    The work will be carried out on the premises of the BIOREF Association in Lisbon or in other locations necessary for the execution of the activities.

    10. Legislation applicable at the conclusion of the contract

    If the academic degree has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16, and any formalities set out therein must be completed by the application deadline. Recognition of foreign academic degrees will only be required of candidates selected for the purpose of concluding the employment contract.

    11. Data protection

    In accordance with the RGPD – General Data Protection Regulation, the data collected will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing the application.

    12. Other information

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    Research Field
    Chemistry » Reaction mechanisms and dynamics
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Research Field
    Engineering » Chemical engineering
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Additional Information
    Work Location(s)

    Number of offers available
    Postal Code
    Rua da Amieira, Apartado 1089

    Where to apply

    [email protected]


    São Mamede de Infesta
    Rua da Amieira, Apartado 1089
    Postal Code


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