The Technological Development Unit (CCTE-UDT) of the Universidad de Concepción is receiving applications to hire three researchers who will work in the Chemical Products, Bioenergy and Environment Departments.

UDT is a Scientific and Technological Center of Excellence recognized by CONICYT, which depends on the Vice-Rectory of Research and Development of the Universidad de Concepción. Its main area of work is the development and scaling of processes based on lignocellulosic biomass and the development of chemical, thermoplastic and energy products from them.

Applicants must (i) hold a PhD degree, (ii) have special interest in applying the scientific method in the search for technological solutions, (iii) have experience and/or postdoctoral studies in topics related to bioeconomy and (iv) have leadership and flexibility to develop new lines of research.

For the Chemical Products Department, it is required to hire researchers with experience in the recovery of lignocellulosic raw materials and agricultural, forest and /or chemical biomass transformation processes from natural products. For the position offered in the Bioenergy Department, priority will be given to applicants with experience in thermochemical biomass conversion processes (including energy densification), catalytic processes of biocrude upgrading and small to medium scale electrical generation. The Environment Department, meanwhile, will give preference to applicants with experience in technical, economic and environmental assessment of processes in the field of interest.

The salary offered is according to experience and a motivating and challenging working environment is provided. UDT has specialized staff working collaboratively with companies and research centers in the country and abroad, and has complete infrastructure and research equipment at the laboratory and pilot level. For more information, visit our web site

Those interested are required to submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications and a letter of intent to: Mónica Paz, The application term expires on March 4, 2016.