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  • Postdoc Position in Selective CO2 Capture by MOF materials
    Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
    Aarhus University, Denmark

    The Water Engineering Innovation (WEI) Lab at Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for an 18-month postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on MOF-enhanced CO2 capture. The starting date is October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible.

    Job description

    This project aims to fabricate metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for selective CO2 capture and measurement. The key tasks in this project will be:

    • Design and assembly MOFs selective to CO2

    • Exclude interfering ions/molecules such as H2S

    • Evaluate scalability and feasibility

    • Communicate with industrial partners

    • Write manuscripts and mentor master/bachelor students

    Your profile

    Required education and skills:

    • Applicants should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or similar

    • Strong background in synthetic chemistry and MOFs fabrication

    • Practical experience in sensors will be a plus

    • Self-motivated, pro-active, team- and goal-oriented personality  

    • Good communication and/or language skills in English

    Who we are

    The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering represents multidisciplinary research fields within the sections of medical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, process and materials engineering, and environmental engineering.

    The Water Engineering Innovation group headed by Zongsu Wei focuses on sustainable water and energy production. We offer an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious research project of CO2 capture in collaboration with universities and industries.

    For more information:

    What we offer

    The department offers:

    • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment

    • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators

    • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research

    • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities

    • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

    Place of work and area of employment

    The place of work is the Environmental Engineering Section at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Universitetsbyen 36, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

    Contact information

    For further information, please contact: Assistant Professor Zongsu Wei, phone number: +45 9352 2047, email:


    Applications must be received no later than 3 July 2022.


    Application link



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