Graduate/undergraduate student to work in a stripping/absorption pilot plant for ammonia recovery

The University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) is seeking a graduate/undergraduate student in pilot plant operation applied to ammonia recovery from leachates by stripping/absorption units. Reference: estudiant-Lix


We are seeking for a young graduate (or last year undergraduate) or master student with a basic formation on chemical engineering, chemistry, environmental sciences (technology specialization), biotechnology or similar. The selected candidate will work in a university-industry collaboration for a period of 6 moths (part time, 5 moths).  Work place: University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain), LEQUIA research group. Researcher in-charge: Dr Jesús Colprim (Aquesta adreça de correu-e està protegida dels robots de spam.Necessites Javascript habilitat per veure-la.).


LEQUIA - The Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (LEQUIA) is a research group of the University of Girona (UdG) devoted to the development of eco-innovative environmental solutions. Founded in 1993, LEQUIA is renowned for its work within the water field. We have a multidisciplinary team of 40 people, with chemists, biologists, biotechnologists, environmental scientists, engineers, computer scientists and political scientists. Current research lines are: i) innovative bio-processes for treatment, resource recovery and synthesis of compounds, ii) advanced physical-chemical  processes for treatment and/or reuse of liquid and gaseous streams, and iii) planning, control and evaluation of complex environmental systems.  



  • To hold a degree (or under condition to obtain it during 2023) in Chemical/Industrial Eng., Chemistry, environmental science/engineering, biotechnology or equivalent degrees.
  • A good track of academic records, not only for degree subjects but also to general skills (oral/written communication, team working, auto evaluation). During the academic formation, the candidate must have attended matter related to chemical engineering with good marks.
  • A master student is a plus, but not a requirement .
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory operational techniques.
  • Be fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish and Catalan will be appreciated.
  • To be proactive, have commitment to teamwork and, if possible, used to work in both academic and business environments.



  • With the supervision of project responsible, the student will be in charge of the laboratory set-up design, construction and operation under different conditions.
  • The laboratory set-up will be focused on the recovery of ammonia from leachates (2 units: stripping and absorption) in collaboration with a front-runner industry of the sector.
  • The student is expected to write progress reports of the tasks according to process development, under the supervision of project responsible.


Work description

  • Gross salary (aprox): between 8-10 €/h according to candidate CV (600-750 €/month).
  • Duration: 5 months, part time (4h/day).
  • Foreseen starting date: Feb 15th, 2023



Candidates should send their applications to Prof. Dr. Jesús Colprim (Aquesta adreça de correu-e està protegida dels robots de spam.Necessites Javascript habilitat per veure-la.) with the following documentation:

  • Full academic CV (including subjects and marks).
  • A brief note describing the motivation to apply for this position, personal ambition and why is interested in such position (maximum 1 page, 3000 characters).
  • Up to three letters/persons of recommendation (optional).

Informació addicional

  • Data: Dimecres, 15 Febrer 2023

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Laboratori d’Enginyeria Química i Ambiental

Institut de Medi Ambient
Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
Edifici Jaume Casademont, Porta B
Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
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