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Scientist (Job Ref.: AWAM_Jobs_2023_08)

  • Engenharia
  • Vila Real
  • 11/15/2023
  • Acordo Salarial
  • Tempo Inteiro
Oferta Expirada

Job Title: Scientist

Job Ref.: AWAM_Jobs_2023_08

Job Type: The successful candidate will be contracted as a scientist under a term employment contract.

Job Salary: In accordance with the work experience and qualification of the candidate.

Job Location: Regia Douro Science Park, Vila Real, Portugal.


Job Description and Responsibilities:

The candidate will join the Fraunhofer Portugal AWAM team in Vila Real and pursue the development of application-oriented, market-driven and fit-for-purpose solutions for promoting energy transition and water management. Specifically, the candidate will be involved in research activities envisaging biomass pre-treatment and characterization, the assessment of biogas production potential at the lab and pilot scale, and membrane testing and application in manifold biological processes. The work will be mainly lab-based but also encompasses fieldwork at the end user’s premises, and contributing to the assembling and commissioning of prototypes.


Personal Skills and Professional Experience:

-       Proven know-how in batch and continuous fermentation tests for biogas production is an asset.

-       Proven experience in techno-economic analysis is not required but is highly valued.

-       Hands-on experience in the laboratory is highly valued; 1-2 years’ experience in an R&D centre.

-       Ability to work autonomously and within a dynamic team.

-       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 biological engineering, bioengineering, bioprocess engineering, environmental engineering, or similar.

-     Scientific publications, communications, and other dissemination activities are not mandatory, but highly valued.

What we offer:

-     Excellent work conditions.

-     Possibility of pursuing a PhD.

-     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. A first “cut-off” day to evaluate applications will be the 30th of November 2023.

The selected candidate is expected to start working in January 2024.

Applications shall be sent by email to jobs@fraunhofer.pt and contain in one PDF file:

-     CV – mandatory;

-     Motivation Letter – mandatory;

-     Qualifications certificate and diploma supplement with transcripts – mandatory

-     Recommendation Letters are optional but also welcome.



The research activities in the scope of this job opportunity are planned to be developed within the framework of the project

-      VineandWinePT – Vine and Wine PT - Driving sustainable growth through smart innovation, with reference Nº 67 Agendas para Inovação Empresarial.

-      METHAREN – Innovative biomethane system integration boosting production while managing renewable energies intermittency, with reference 101084288.