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ENERGYLAB, a Research and Technology Organization placed in Vigo, Spain, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of renewable gases who would like to apply for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2021 with ENERGYLAB as the hosting institution.

ENERGYLAB will offer support and guidance to the selected applicant during the application process (deadline 15th September 2021).


EnergyLab is a private non-profit entity created in 2008 and from this year on we are working in R&D activities on energy efficiency and sustainability, covering four main areas: Efficient Buildings, Industry, Bioenergy and Mobility & infrastructures. Check our entity here: https://energylab.es/

EnergyLab´s Bioenergy Area participates in several projects of particular relevance to this offer, but there are two that stand out in terms of the development of renewable gases in Spain namely the “Sustainable Mobility Joint Research Unit” and the “Renewable Gas Joint Research Unit” where our researchers have acquired knowledge on biogas, biomethane, green hydrogen and syngas production and uses at laboratory and pilot scale.


We are looking for potential candidates to conduct high level research and contribute to solving global challenges about renewable gases within the Bioenergy Area.

The candidate should have a PhD in biology, chemistry, industrial / chemical /environment engineering and/or Energy systems or similar, related to anaerobic digestion, biogas upgrading (biological methanation, accelerated carbonation, chemical absorption, and microalgae cultivation), green hydrogen, dark fermentation and/or syngas production or related fields. In addition, knowledge of life cycle assessment of renewable energy technologies and experience at pilot / industrial would be an asset.

Fluency in English, knowledge of other languages will be desirable, driving licence, teamwork, communication and management skills are required.


Employment conditions

ENERGYLAB provides researchers optimal working conditions to carry out their projects and develop their careers. Researchers will benefit from ENERGYLAB’s high-quality support and facilities, including an open and modern office space. Researchers will also have access to training offer and services. The grant usually covers from two to three years' salary, a mobility and family allowance, research costs and overheads and full social security coverage. In accordance with ENERGYLAB internal regulations, employment and working conditions will provide researchers a good work life balance.

Vigo and Galicia

There are a thousand reasons why Vigo is an ideal place to integrate work with a great quality of life, thanks to a mild weather, a modern network of services and a wide range of leisure activities for all tastes. Despite being a large industrial city, Vigo boasts the luxury of large forest parks, hiking trails, a section of the coastal Portuguese St. James Way and natural areas unequalled in Spain, like the Cíes Islands. In Galicia, the region where Vigo is located, there are outstanding natural spaces and beaches, a rich artistic-cultural heritage and an exceptional gastronomy. You can check it here https://www.turismo.gal/que-visitar/cidades/vigo?langId=en_US


Applicants can be of any nationality, but they must ensure the compliance with the MSCA eligibility and mobility criteria:

  • Not have resided in Spain for more than 12 months between 16th September 2018 and 15th September 2021.
  • Have been awarded a PhD (or defended your PhD thesis) before the deadline (15th September 2021).
  • Have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, from the date of your PhD.
  • Have an excellent track record (according to the career stage).


Researchers wishing to apply should check that they meet the eligibility requirements. Full details about MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships are available on the EC Funding and Tender Portal.

Please submit your CV, a letter of motivation and a summary of your research proposal to the Head of the Project Office (dn@energylab.es) by 30th June 2021. Key information (such as date of PhD award, current position and places of residence and activity of the last 3 years) needs to be clearly stated.

Please, indicate in the subject “Call for Expressions of Interest for the submission of MSCA-PF projects in the Bioenergy Area”.

All applicants will receive a response within 5 business days, as long as the official eligibility criteria are known by then (the EC’s call for applicants is expected to open on 18th May 2021 and its deadline on 15th September 2021).


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