Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (LAE)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
June 21, 2018
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE , Aeronautics and Astronautics-Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (LAE) , to perform research aimed at improving our understanding of life cycle emissions of petroleum-derived fuels and to identify opportunities to mitigate petroleum fuels life cycle emissions. Will explore the technical, environmental, and economic viability of coprocessing biogenic lipids with petroleum feedstocks; develop detailed chemical process models of hydrocracking and fluid catalytic cracking process units in a petroleum refinery in order to characterize the operational impacts of processing a fraction of renewable feedstock together with conventional petroleum feedstocks; and coordinate the day-to-day activities LAE. The model outputs will be used to carry out environmental and economic evaluation of the technologies of interest by using life cycle analysis and techno-economic assessment. Will collaborate with the funding sponsor and LAE's leadership team and assist in supervising LAE graduate students.
REQUIRED : a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or related field, extensive experience in chemical process modeling using Aspen or similar software, significant experience in applying the methods of LCA and TEA to evaluate energy technologies, a record of peer-reviewed publication and a desire to publish the findings of this research project, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Job #16191
This is a one-year position beginning in early 2019, with the opportunity for extension based on satisfactory performance.
Internal Number: 16191
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