Scientist (Job Ref.: AWAM_Jobs_2024_03)

Detalhe da Oferta:

Job Title: Scientist
Job Ref.: AWAM_Jobs_2024_03
Job Type: The successful candidate will be contracted as a scientist under a term employment contract.
Job Salary: In accordance with the candidate's work experience and qualifications.
Job Location: Regia Douro Science Park, Vila Real, Portugal.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
Fraunhofer Portugal AWAM is opening a Scientist position to join the R&D team in Vila Real. The focus will be on the development of application-oriented, market-driven and fit-for-purpose solutions for promoting energy transition and resource valorisation, specifically the development of Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) solutions. The work encompasses the assembling, testing and optimization of lab prototypes, testing of membranes and parameter estimation, sample preparation and characterization, set-up of new testing procedures and evaluation of data, and documenting and communicating results.

Personal Skills and Professional Experience:
- Proven know-how in gas separation (e.g. membrane- and/or adsorption-based) and/or pervaporation is an asset;
- Experience with laboratory analytical instruments (e.g. chromatography (e.g. GC, IC), GC-MS, UV-VIS spectroscopy, density meters, etc.) is highly valued;
- Ability to work autonomously and to adapt to changing requirements;
- Pro-active attitude, eagerness to learn and strong work ethic;
- Performs allocated tasks efficiently and complies with safety practices;
- Fluent in English, both written and verbal, proficiency in Portuguese is an advantage.

Academic Qualifications:
- MSc degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, or similar;
- Scientific publications on relevant topics, communications, and other dissemination activities are not mandatory but highly valued.
What we offer:
- Excellent work conditions;
- Participation in exciting projects with high economic impact;
- Being part of the team of one of the most renowned applied R&D institutions in the world;
- Adequate salary (depending on the professional experience and academic degree);
- Possibility to adhere to a private health insurance plan;
- Opportunities for further training.

Application Process:
Applications are permanently open until the ideal candidate is selected. The first “cut-off” day to evaluate applications will be June 14th, 2024.
Applications shall be sent by email to and contain in one PDF file:
- CV – mandatory;
- Motivation Letter – mandatory;
- Qualifications certificate and diploma supplement with transcripts - mandatory
- Recommendation Letters - optional.

The research activities in the scope of this job opportunity are planned to be developed within the framework of projects:
- METHAREN – Innovative biomethane system integration boosting production while managing renewable energies intermittency, with reference 101084288;
- VineandWinePT – Vine and Wine PT - Driving sustainable growth through smart innovation, with reference Nº 67 Agendas para Inovação Empresarial.

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