Postdoc in Carbon Capture and Power-to-X

DTU Chemical Eng.

Carbon Capture and Power-to-X will play important roles in the green energy transition. As postdoc at CERE you will support the development of these technologies. Specifically, CERE is working on projects that uses electrical power to capture CO2. These technologies are believed to be the next generation carbon capture, and we are developing them together with national and international project partners.

At CERE we are currently developing a world-leading research group in carbon capture technologies. The scientific field of carbon capture is growing, and we expect this to continue for many years to come. Our fields of research include fundamental measurements of chemical properties, thermodynamic modelling of electrolytes and pilot plant operation.

The politicians talk about capturing CO2. We do it.

Responsibilities and qualifications
As postdoc, you will support tasks in several different projects. The focus areas would be process modelling and analysis of pilot plant data. You will work with a team of PhD-students, laboratory technicians, associate professors and project managers at DTU. Furthermore, the projects have significant industrial participation and you will often participate in meetings with industrial project partners.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Modelling of CO2 compression in Aspen Plus
  • Develop and test a thermodynamic model for CO2 systems
  • Write several scientific publications within the subject
  • Apply for funding both nationally and internationally

We expect you to have:

  • Good understanding of the Danish/European visions and strategies within the green transition
  • Exceptional communication skills, to be able to communicate the vision of the projects to both researchers, CEOs, the public and funding agencies.
  • The possibility to self-activate, working independently 
  • An out-spoken character
  • Experience with thermodynamic or mathematical modelling of mass balances
  • An open and direct communication, asking straight questions, giving straight answers
  • The ability to work both alone and in teams

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.  

The period of employment is 2 years. Start date: 1 June 2022.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Project Manager Sebastian Nis Bay Villadsen: or Associate Professor Philip L. Fosbøl,

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If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.   

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 18 May 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

CERE is an independent, university based, research unit with more than 30 years of expertise in the field of energy resources. The CERE co-workers are a mix of internationally renowned scientists and the sharpest young talents from different scientific communities around the group. The research center unites experience with unique talent and educates tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. The education and training of MSc and doctoral students are some of the most important aspects of CERE’s activities. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.