CFD modelling of gas-liquid systems – Postdoc position

The open position is a part of larger initiative to develop and apply CFD modelling of gas-liquid multiphase flow to describe and optimize the flow field and mass transfer in the stirred and sparged bioreactors. In addition, optimization will also include metabolism of main nutrients and products of microbial fermentation. Selected candidate will be responsible for bioreactor geometry buildup, development of the CFD model including modelling of bubble coalescence and breakup and consequent optimization of conditions in bioreactors of various scales employing commercial CFD software.

We offer

  • Immediate start
  • Full-time contract for 18 months
  • Salary 1700-1900 Euro/month
  • Work in a dynamic international research team
  • Employee benefits (i.e., 6 weeks of vacation, catering allowance, language courses, institutional childcare)
  • Low cost of living in tolerant, progressive and secure country with rich cultural and natural heritage
  • Work in the heart of Europe with convenient transport connections to the whole world

We are looking for

  • Highly motivated postdoc with excellent research experience
  • PhD degree in chemical or mechanical engineering with proven hands-on knowledge of CFD modelling of multiphase flow
  • Strong understanding of mass transfer modelling, bubble coalescence and breakup phenomena with the capability to code (writing its own subprogram in Python, C++ or similar)
  • Selected candidate should have at least some knowledge of Lattice-Boltzmann approach to model the flow field
  • Track record of publications in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Pro-active, flexible and responsible colleague with a collaborative mindset
  • Excellent command of English (level B2 or higher)
  • Organizational, communication and presentation skills

How to apply

CV and a brief motivation letter should be sent miroslav.soos@vscht.cz, including a list of publications and contact details for at least two references.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview where further details regarding the position and the research project will be discussed.

About UCT

The University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (UCT Prague) is one of the largest Central European educational and research centers performing cutting-edge research focused on chemistry, chemical and biochemical technologies, material and chemical engineering, food science, environmental studies and related disciplines. UCT Prague collaborates with more than 100 academic institutions worldwide, is active in industrial R&D and technology transfer.
Some of UCT Prague programs are unique to the Czech Republic and essential to the country’s future. UCT ranked as the 3rd best Czech university in the Nature Index 2020 Rankings and 2nd in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and 2022. The small student-to-academic instructor ratio, allowing for individual support and inherent involvement of students in the research process, earned UCT 26th place in the world and 1st in Czechia in this aspect of rankings.