Opening position- Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher on development of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for energy efficient carbon capture applications

We are looking for a creative and highly motivated researcher willing to work as part of an international and multidisciplinary team with expertise to support our research activities in our ACT-funded project “Process-Informed design of tailor-made sorbent materials for energy efficient carbon capture (PrISMa)”.

The PrISMa project aims to accelerate the transition of energy and industrial sectors to a low-carbon economy by developing a technology platform to tailor-make cost-efficient carbon capture solutions for a range of different CO2 sources and CO2 use/destinations. The project unites the efforts of world-leading research teams from Heriot-Watt University (HWU) in the UK, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as well as Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) in Switzerland, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the USA, and SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF-ER) in Norway. These teams have the expertise to bridge the gap between molecular sciences and process engineering, and they are supported by market-leading companies and non-governmental organizations.

This Postdoctoral Researcher position is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our efforts on designing, synthesising and testing metal organic frameworks (MOFs) that are tailored for the most economical carbon capture process. The successful applicant must hold a PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline (chemical engineering, materials science, environmental/mechanical/materials engineer) with background in MOF synthesis and characterization. The position is a joint position between EPFL and Heriot-Watt University and it is available from 1st July 2021 for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility to get it extended after that.

For any informal enquiries and to apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and/or contact Dr Susana Garcia (HWU) or Prof Berend Smit (EPFL) on: