Post-doctoral position in Barcelona (another one!)

Call Ref. 2021-010-P04600

The Industrial Mathematics Research Group at the CRM is looking for a Post-doctoral researcher to join the project Exploiting mathematics to aid in the design of adsorption columns, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The project involves mathematicians and environmental chemists and will build on the group’s previous work on modelling the removal of environmental contaminants, such as greenhouse gases from air and industrial outlets or pharmaceuticals and Volatile Organic Compounds from water. The ultimate project goal is to develop software, taking advantage of mathematical techniques, which will provide accurate and efficient results and so aid in the design and improvement of sorption equipment.

This contract is envisaged to start as soon as possible (according to availability) and will last for 24 months.

Applications will be accepted until October 20th, 2021 (Note, due to an ongoing Ransomware attack on the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, it is not currently possible to access the CRM website and so this deadline has been extended).


  • Developing numerical solutions of advection-diffusion systems.
  • Refining and analysis of mathematical models for advection-diffusion.
  • Data collection and interpretation.Liaising between group collaborators (mathematicians, chemists and future industrial partners).
  • Controlling group webpage/social media

  • PhD in Mathematics, Engineering or Physics.
  • Experience in numerical and analytical methods for partial differential equations.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Ability to communicate between mathematicians and experimental scientists.

  • Expected starting date: Between 1st Dec. 2021 and 31st Jan 2022.
  • Duration of the contract: Until 30 November 2023.
  • Salary as established by collective agreement.

    The selection process will be evaluated by the CRM Director or deputy director, the principal investigator of the Industrial Mathematics Research group, Prof. Tim Myers, and another member from the research group. This process consists of:

    1) Admission of candidates: applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter​ by email at, as well as address scientific enquiries to, until 20th October 2021, indicating the reference code of the offer. Requests referred from another portal, other than the CRM job offers section and the instructions contained therein, will not be accepted.

    2) Shortlist: assessment of the fulfilment of the minimum requirements of the offer.

    3) Selection: evaluation of the shortlisted candidates by a total score according to objective criteria.

    4) Final decision: If we find the right person, the resolution will be formally communicated and will be published in the CRM careers section.

    Call Ref. 2021-010-P04600

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