Job vacancy: Full time contract as researcher for a research project in the framework of the SisAl Pilot.

PROJECT: “Piloto innovador para la producción de silicio con bajo impacto ambiental utilizando materias primas secundarias de aluminio y silicio – SisAl Pilot”.


DESCRIPTION OF JOB POSITION: 1 full-time contract as researcher for a research project, in the framework of the SisAl Pilot project, covered by the call H2020-SC5-2019-2 on the topic CE-SC5-07-2018-2019-2020 – Raw materials innovation for the circular economy: sustainable processing, reuse, recycling and recovery schemes (

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 869268”.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: María Dolores Gómez Pedreira, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), member of the research group in Mathematical Engineering (mat+i) and affiliated researcher to CITMAga.

CANDIDATES PROFILE: Engineers, Graduates, Masters related to Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computing.


*     Training and general experience to be assessed (40 points, all contributions must be documented).

o   Academic transcript of the degree or bachelor´s degree, engineering, master´s degree.

o   Affinity of the qualifications of the candidate with the fields of Applied and Industrial Mathematics.

o   Previous experience in mathematical modelling, numerical simulation, optimization and control, and in the implementation and computer validation of algorithms and numerical methods.

o   Previous experience in mathematical modelling and numerical simulation related to the topic of the project.

o   English proficiency.

*     Knowledge and additional and specific experience to be assessed (30 points, all contributions must be documented).

At the time of assessing the submitted applications, experience in some of the following fields related to the research areas of the Project will also be taken into account, but it is not necessary to have experience in all of them: 

o   Experience in numerical resolution of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs).

o   Knowledge of mathematical models in heat transfer and fluid mechanics.

o   Advanced knowledge and previous experience in the use of programming languages (C, Fortran, Matlab, Python, etc.).

o   Previous experience in the use of numerical simulation software.

o   Previous professional experience related to the theme of the project.

*     Personal interview and letters of recommendation (30 points).

Candidates achieving the best assessments according to the above criteria will be called to a personal interview and a test related to the functions of the position. In this third phase, the letters of recommendation that arrive for the candidate will be taken into account; only three letters of recommendation per candidate will be accepted, which must be sent directly by the person issuing the report and not the candidate himself. At least the three best rated candidates will be interviewed and between the two previous sections have reached at least 35 points.


*     Gross monthly salary: 1.862,62 € in 12 payments.

*     Planned start date: the day following the resolution of the contract award.[1]

*     Duration and estimated date end of planned work: 8 months.[2]

*     Full-time position.

WORKPLACE: Centro de Investigación y tecnología Matemática de Galicia (CITMAga), Campus Vida, Santiago de Compostela.


People interested in this contract must send their applications before April 19th, 2022, 23:59 Spanish official time. Application should include a cover letter summarizing the applicant´s career (general training and experience to be assessed, as well as additional merits referred to in the call), a curriculum (with mobile phone and email), and the academic tittle and transcript of degree and master; the “work life” (which proves the professional merits that appear in the curriculum vitae); and the accreditation of all the merits provided in the sections “Merits and requirements to be assessed” (English certificates and others). Letters of recommendation will only be accepted if they are sent directly by the person reporting (and not the candidate).  All documentation must be sent to the following email address: indicating the job vacancy reference CITMAga-OT-10/2022. The receipt of requests will be confirmed by email.  Candidates who are invited to the interview phase must provide original documentation of the merits provided.


Reception of applications: until April 19th, 2022 at 23:59 p.m, Madrid local time.

Evaluation of applications and personal interviews:  after April 19th, 2022.

Resolution of the call: April 2022.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Attached documents and in the webpage:




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