Postdoc in high-pressure experiment on CO2 storage

Wednesday 05 Jan 22

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Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at DTU Chemistry seeks a postdoc in connection with the ongoing research projects related to geological CO2 storage. CERE is a cross-departmental centre (www.cere.dtu.dk), and the CERE group at DTU Chemistry is focused on high-pressure phase behaviour and other critical issues related to oil and gas production, petroleum processing, and carbon dioxide sequestration. The research activities at CERE, DTU Chemistry mainly involve experimental measurement and modelling of phase equilibrium and thermophysical properties at high pressure and development of efficient phase equilibrium calculation algorithms for compositional simulations.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The major responsibility of the postdoc is to carry out experimental studies within the field of geological CO2 storage, including the measurement of fundamental CO2-brine equilibrium data, such as CO2 solubility in brine and the density and viscosity of brine with dissolved CO2, and the study of chalk reactivity under CO2 sequestration. The postdoc is supposed to interact with other colleagues in the group working on other experimental and modelling studies of geological CO2 storage. The postdoc will also work on relevant modelling and data interpretation in collaboration with others in the group.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in disciplines like chemical engineering, chemistry, or petroleum engineering. The candidate should have experience with high-pressure experiment. Experience with high-pressure equilibrium measurement and high-pressure equipment design is an advantage.

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

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 postdoc position is for a period of 1 year and 6 months, with the possibility of further extension to 2 years, starting as soon as possible (or according to mutual agreement).

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Wei Yan, tel.: +45 4525 2379, email: weya@kemi.dtu.dk.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 28 February 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
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)

Applications and enclosures 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.

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