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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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December 2020

  • Research contract to work on European Project "Enhancing diversity in Mediterranean cereal farming systems (CerealMed) (due on 16th January 2021 at 14.00h)

The Group of Environmental Biotechnology (Biogroup) of the University of Santiago de Compostela is offering a six-month research contract (extendable to 3 years for the completion of a PhD thesis) to work on the European Project "Enhancing diversity in Mediterranean cereal farming systems (CerealMed)"

The candidate must hold a Master's degree (or be close to its conclusion) in Chemical Engineering, biotechnology or similar areas of knowledge and have experience in simulations and the use of scientific software (e.g. Superpro Designer, Aspen HYSYS and SimaPro) will be appreciated, especially if applied to chemical processes. An interest in developing a research career leading to a doctoral thesis is an asset.

Candidates must have good communication skills as well as good written and spoken English. Research activities will focus on the design, evaluation and optimization of biorefinery systems based mainly on lignocellulosic waste (e.g. wheat straw), which will be analyzed from an environmental point of view using the Life Cycle Assessment methodology. Techno-economic and Social assessments will be also conducted to gain a full sustainability perspective.

Contact: Sara González García (sara.gonzalez@usc.es)

Research area: Biorefinery, Circular economy, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainability 

Reference: PCI2020-111978

Date:The contract starting date is approximately February-March 2021

 

October 2020

  • Research contract for completion of a PhD thesis (HP-NANOBIO) (due on 27th October 2020 at 14.00h)

Four-year contract for the completion of a Doctoral Thesis in the Group of Environmental Biotechnology (Biogroup) of the University of Santiago de Compostela within the framework of the National Project "High Performance Nanocatalysts for Environmental Applications (HP-NANOBIO)".

Contact: Gumersindo Feijoo (gumersindo.feijoo@usc.gal)

Research area: Wastewater, antibiotics, nanoparticles, photocatalysts, removal mechanisms, advanced oxidation processes

Call: Grants for pre-doctoral contracts 2020. Spanish Government. 

Reference: PID2019-111163RB-I00. Documento PDFListado de Proyectos PID PREDOCTORAL 2020 (pdf 1.546 MB)

Date: From 13 to 27 October 2020 at 14h

Check the following link for further information about call, requirements and procedures: Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2020


  • Research contract for completion of a PhD thesis (ANTARES) (due on 27th October 2020 at 14.00h)

Four-year contract for the completion of a Doctoral Thesis in the Group of Environmental Biotechnology (Biogroup) of the University of Santiago de Compostela within the framework of the National Project "Analysis of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic biotransformation in innovative plant layouts promoting recovery of carbon in the mainstream and sludge line (ANTARES)". The candidate must hold a Master's degree or be in a position to have one by the middle of next year (May/June 2021).

Contact: Marta Carballa (marta.carballa@usc.gal)

Research area: Wastewater, antibiotics, bioreactors, resistance genes, removal mechanisms, transformation products

Call: Grants for pre-doctoral contracts 2020. Spanish Government. 

Reference: PID2019-110346RB-C21. Documento PDFListado de Proyectos PID PREDOCTORAL 2020 (pdf 1.546 MB)

Date: From 13 to 27 October 2020 at 14h

Check the following link for further information about call, requirements and procedures: Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2020

 

September 2020

  • Biogroup offers a research contract to work on life cycle assessment (due on 30th September 2020)

The Group of Environmental Biotechnology of the University of Santiago de Compostela is offering a 6-month research contract (extendable to another 6 months full-time) to work on life cycle assessment in two European projects: WOOBADH and RUN4Life. The contract includes a part-time salary of approximately 750 €/month and subsequently, 1,250 €/month. 

Candidates must hold (or be close to obtaining) a Master degree in chemical or environmental engineering, biotechnology or similar, and some training in environmental management.  A good level of English will be well valued. 

Applications must be submitted before 30th September 2020 at 10.00h. Please download this document attached, and check the requirements, the selection process and how to apply for this position.


  • Preselection for research contract on bioprocess modelling and optimisation (due on 29th September 2020)

6-month research contract (extendable to 3 years if completion of a PhD thesis) is offered by the Group of Environmental Biotechnology (Biogroup) of the University of Santiago de Compostela. The contract includes an approximate gross salary of 1300 €/month and 14 payments/year. The contract starting date is approximately November 1, 2020.

Requirements:

- Candidates must have a University degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or similar.

- An interest in developing a research career culminating in the completion of a PhD thesis will be valued.

- Experience in mathematical modelling, programming and the use of scientific software (e.g. Matlab, Octave, Python, etc.) will be appreciated, especially if applied to biochemical models and biosystems

- Candidates must be skilled in problem solving and understanding of complex scientific texts

- Candidates must have good communication skills as well as proficiency in written and spoken English language

Applications and information requested must be sent before September 29th at 9:00 am. Please download this document attached, and find out how to apply for this position.