Temporary Lab Technician in Catalysis

Resolution date April 24th 2019

Proposal for the Assignement of Temporary Lab Technician in Catalysis NºRef.16/2019

Publish date April 3 2019

Temporary Lab Technician in Catalysis


Project Acronym: 2018-LLAV-00066
Host Institution: Catalonia Institute for Energy Research - IREC
Area: Advanced Materials for Energy
Head of the Area: Prof. Joan Ramon Morante
Group: Energy storage
Deputy head of the Group: Dr. Teresa Andreu

Call for applications: Temporary Lab technician in catalysis

The Energy Storage group of IREC is looking for a temporary lab technician in catalysis with practical experience in chemistry, material preparation and chemical engineering.


The technician will give support to the research project “scale-up of catalyst fabrication for obtaining renewable natural gas” funded by AGAUR and FEDER in the framework of the Knowledge Industry (2018-LLAV-00066).
The candidate will be responsible for the catalyst preparation, characterization and activity evaluation for obtaining renewable natural gas. In particular, the candidate will be involved in:

- Material preparation using a rotary evaporator
- Catalytic activity evaluation using a laboratory catalytic reactor
- Material characterization by bulk density, colorimetry, SEM-EDX and XRD techniques, and support in BET, H2-TPR and other techniques

The candidate will also be involved in the analysis of experimental data, result discussion and writing of technical reports.


- Skills in chemistry lab experimentation
- Experience in material characterization tests
- Superior professional training degree in chemistry, materials, laboratory or similar
- Fluent Catalan or Spanish and advanced English

Practical experience on catalysts and chemical reaction will be positively evaluated. Previous participation in R&D projects will also be considered.

We offer

- 6 month contract
- Salary according to the position
- Joining a R&D team of highly motivated professionals developing projects in renewable energies


The candidates should be available for starting by mid-May 2019


IREC Barcelona

Application procedure
Applicants should send a detailed CV and a motivation letter to Jordi Guilera ( Aquesta adreça electrònica s'està protegint contra robots de correu brossa, necessiteu que el JavaScript estigui habilitat per a mostrar-la ) indicating “temporary lab technician in catalysis” in the subject.
Deadline for application: 19th April 2019