PhD Position in Environmental Chemistry

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The PhD student position is part of Bio4Energy, a strategic research effort with focus on bioenergy and biorefining of lignocellulose. The main focus is on carbonisation of biomass and studies of the Bio4energy cmykpotential for sequential use of the generated carbon materials in different applications. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2017.

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The PhD student position is part of Bio4Energy, a strategic research effort with focus on bioenergy and biorefining of lignocellulose and will be linked to Bio4Energy's Environment and Nutrient Recycling platform.

You will mainly work with carbonisation of lignocellulosic biomass and studies of the potential for sequential use of the generated carbon materials in different applications. We will have two application areas as our primary targets: 1) Water decontamination applications, where the biochar materials could potentially replace non-sustainable sorbents and; 2) Soil remediation applications, in which the biochar should capture and immobilise the environmental contaminant and in an optimal scenario also degrade it, thereby reducing its environmental impact.

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IIASA Postdoctoral Fellowships

ii logo nameIIASA in Austria is a highly appreciated cooperation partner to the scientists on Bio4Energy System Analysis and Bioeconomy.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) for Researchers in:
  • Natural and Social Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences and Modelling
  • Interdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences
  • Integrated Assessment
  • Management and Policy
IIASA located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, provides full funding for a number of postdoctoral researchers each year. Scholars conduct their own research on topics closely related to one or more projects on IIASA's agenda.

Upcoming application deadlines:                2016: 1 October                        2017: 1 April, 1 October

Postdoctoral positions are of up to two years' duration, and can begin up to six months after selection.

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