Research assistant in Sustainable Application of HTL to Complex Biomasses (V21725)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as research assistant in Sustainable application of HTL to complex biomasses  is available. The position is open for appointment from 15. Juni 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, and has a duration of 12 months. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology, ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Thermofluids but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 250 employees – of these, more than 100 are Ph.D. students. State of the art laboratory facilities are available across the fields of research. The Department has a strong focus on collaborative research; as a consequence, there is extensive collaboration with other research and higher education institutions as well as industry. Aalborg University has recently been ranked the number 1 engineering university in Europe, number 8 in the world, by the US World News and Report Best Global Universities list. The position is offered in relation to the research program "Biomass" and the research assistant will be part of the section for Thermofluids.

Job description

The position is focused on application of HTL to various biomasses and organic waste streams, focusing on sustainable recycling of nutrients and using HTL as a filtering mechanism to separate environmentally harmful or valuable components from biomass.

Applicants should document competences and proficiencies in thermochemical biorefining, chemical and/or process engineering, process modelling and optimization (Aspen plus or similar), refinery processes and biofuel production. Knowledge of hydrothermal liquefaction will be advantageous. Excellence in English, both oral and written, is a requirement. Good communication skills will also be advantageous.

You may obtain further information concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend from Professor Lasse Rosendahl, Department of Energy Technology, phone: +45 9940 9263, email: .

Qualification requirements:
The required level of qualifications is at master level. 

The application must contain the following: 

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and, if any, PhD) On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations
  • Personal data

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lone Lund Ørnsholt by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3494.

Appointment to Research Assistant may be for a period of up to three years. Reappointment may be made, but a Research Assistant can only be appointed to Research Assistant for a period of maximum three years. Further information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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Wed Jan 17 00:00:00 CET 2018

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