Postdoc Positions in Swelling of Biomass Behaviour, Montpellier, France

Bio4Energy is publishing this open position as a service to our colleagues in France.

18 months postdoctoral fellowship

Swelling behaviour of lignocellulosic biomass by mixed solvents

in the frame of LabEx Chemisyst

18 months postdoctoral fellowship currently available at the Université de Montpellier (France) on swelling behaviour of lignocellulosic biomass by mixed solvents".

The  research,  funded  by  the  Labex  Chemisyst,  is  aimed  to  fundamental  understanding  of phenomena at the basis of technological applications in the fields of wood treatment, composite elaboration and biomass fractionation. The subject is a common project of ICGM (Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier), EMA (Ecole des Mines d'Alès), IATE (Ingénierie des Agropolymères et Technologies Emergentes) and ICSM (Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule). The research work   will   include   experiments   of   solvent   adsorption   on   model   biomasses,   mechanical measurements on wood samples in controlled environmental conditions and interpretation of the results with physicochemical models. The activities of the postdoctoral fellow will be developed in Montpellier and Alès.

Postdoctoral candidates with previous experience in the handling of botanical samples and good knowledge of physical chemistry are required.

Please address enquiries and applications to Francesco Di Renzo (
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Nicolas Le Moigne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Hélène Coussy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Thomas Zemb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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SFRC utlyser ett eller flera stipendier, på vardera 10 000 kr, för framstående examensarbeten inom förbränningsteknik eller energiteknik med förbränningsteknisk anknytning.

De som slutfört och redovisat ett förbränningsrelaterat examensarbete vid Umeå universitet 2015 kan söka.

Sista dag för ansökan och slutlig rapport är den 31 december 2015.

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SP Technical Institute of Sweden Seeks Researchers in Chemistry, Materials

Bio4Energy counts several researchers based at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. Here we publish a call for applications by the SP mother organisation.
The SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden conducts the widest range of SP Science-Partner
research of any institute in Sweden. The Group employs 1,300 people who develop and provide technologies for more than 10,000 customers. Would you like to join the SP? Register your CV in its "speculative application" database. 

The SP's work spans most areas of technology–from food to fire technology. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to work independently, while having access to a vast network of international contacts. You will also be able to develop research ideas. The SP acts as a bridge between academic and industrial research.

SP Group expanding

The SP will be seeking new employees over the next few years. It will be looking for creative engineers, chemists and biologists, whether just starting out or greatly experienced. People with a broader profile for the SP's interdisciplinary projects and activities, for example within architecture and social sciences, are also encouraged to submit their CV.

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Register your CV in our speculative application database by clicking on the "Apply Now" ("Sök tjänsten") button on this page.

The SP Group consists of the parent company SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and subsidiaries SP Process Development, SP Processum, AstaZero, CBI Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, SIK – the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, SMP Swedish Machinery Testing Institute, Glafo, the Glass Research Institute, JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.

External Opportunities

Sveriges deltagande i sjunde ramprogrammet för forskning och teknisk utveckling (FP7) - Lägesrapport 2007 - 2012', VINNOVA
Campus developing ways to deliver education worldwide, University of California
och behovsmotiverad FoU med energirelevans 2013-2016'
Sustainable Chemical Processes: A new journal from Chemistry Central, BioMed Central

Strengthening Sweden´s position in heat and electricity production from renewable fuels, Swedish Energy Agency
Grants for international recruitment of leading researchers, Swedish Research Council
Call for academic publications on Applied Technologies and Innovations, Academic Publishing Platforms
European funding programmes explained, Curie
A boost to funding for research on sustainability of biofuels, VINNOVA
EU International Strategy for Research and Innovation, EU External Action Service
Stanford University Announces Certificate Program in Renewable Energy, Biofuels Journal
Aarhus University will be setting up a Programme for Biorefining, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, AArhus University
Academic Opportunities in European Science, Science