Postdoc position in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering jobs

    Postdoc position in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering jobs

    Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering jobs – Postdoc position as project called “Oil Water Separation in the Presence of Production Chemicals” funded by the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC), At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 19, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaChemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
    Separation Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering
    Physical Chemistry
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Contract Period18 Months


    The successful applicant must hold a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Separation Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Physical Chemistry or equivalent educations


    • The candidate should document solid practical experience with laboratory work in the areas of phase separation and/or phase equilibria, broad insight in chemical analysis, as well as some experience with modelling.
    • As the position is part of a collaborative research program, the candidate should show excellent interpersonal and communication skills and team spirit to solve the problems together with the different stakeholders

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience advances regional, national and global knowledge build-up, while contributing to the solution of societal challenges through innovative research, problem-based education and knowledge-based collaborations. We produce excellent research in engineering and natural science and Aalborg University constantly ranks top of the World within engineering research and education. The Section of Chemical Engineering has a clear goal of being the go-to partner for regional, national and international industries in need of research based knowledge and support for transition of classic chemical production to sustainable and more bio-based production processes and promote the green transition of society.

    This postdoctoral position is announced as part of the project called “Oil Water Separation in the Presence of Production Chemicals” funded by the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC) with the aim of understanding the side-effects of production chemicals, used for various purposes in offshore oil and gas production, which can interfere with the oil-water separation in topside gravity settlers. This research project is part of the research program “Produced Water Management”, which was started in 2020 at DHRTC with the aim of reducing the environmental impact related to the management of offshore produced water.

    The new postdoctoral researcher should investigate the oil-water gravity separation in the presence of various production chemicals in use in offshore oil and gas industry by developing analytical protocols for quantitative analysis of the kinetics of the separation, highlighting patterns and trends as a function of different chemicals, and developing sound physical models for capturing the effect of different chemicals on the separation. Example of such models are based on modifications of the Stokes’ Law, including terms for representing the coalescence of droplets of the dispersed phase.

    Tasks will include the execution of laboratory experiments and chemical analyses, as well as modelling of the oil-water separation process on the basis of the experimental results. Close collaborations with research groups from both DHRTC and other partner institutions involved in the same research program, is expected.

    How to Apply?

    The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button above

    Documents Required

    • 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.
    • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
    • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. 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.

    About Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

    The Department consists of five sections of which three are located in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Technology and Biology, one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. Place of employment is the Section of Chemical Engineering in Esbjerg. In the workplace, we strive for diversity in nationality, culture, and gender, growth as a team effort, maintaining an inspiring physical work environment, and ensuring a good work-life balance.


    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.    The first 3 months of your employment is a trial period.


    Associate Professor Marco Maschietti
    Phone: +45 9940 7647

    Professor Simon Ivar Andersen (DHRTC)
    Phone: + 45 9351 0758

    Official advertisement


    Post expires at 8:59am on Tuesday April 20th, 2021 (GMT+9)