Post-doctoral researchers (2) in modelling techniques applied in the urban water cycle

LEQUIA research group of the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) is seeking two post-doctoral researchers in modelling techniques applied in the urban water cycle.  Reference: Postdoc-HADES-{Modelling/AI}


We are seeking two post-doctoral researchers with experience in the application of modelling and AI techniques in the urban water cycle. The selected candidates will work in a funded project of industrial research.  Work place: University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain), LEQUIA research group. Researcher in-charge: Prof. Dr. Jesús Colprim.


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.  


Specific positions requirements:

  • Position “Modelling”.
    • To hold a PhD in industrial, chemical or environmental engineering, chemistry, biotechnology or equivalent degrees.
    • Proved knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) application to multiphase systems.
    • Knowledge and skills of Ansys Fluent software is highly appreciated.
    • Knowledge of biological wastewater treatment modelling (i.e activated sludge models: ASMx…), skills on Biowin, GPS-X or similar modelling software is highly appreciated.
  • Position “AI”:
    • To hold a PhD in industrial, chemical, environmental engineering, computer sciences or equivalent degrees.
    • To have specialised knowledge in modelling and/or AI techniques, preferable applied in the urban water cycle.
    • To have the ability to use software for statistics and programming languages.


Common requirements to both positions

  • 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.



  • HADES project will demonstrate at full-scale a Decision Support System for wastewater treatment plants, able to use data in near-real time, predictions and calibrated models -working as digital twin (DT) for optimizing the operation according to multiple criteria and to protect it from undesirable events, and that could be used remotely.
  • The project (Reference: CPP2021-009097) is coordinated by ACCIONA and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science (MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033) and the European Union-NextGenerationEU/PRTR.



  • Position Postdoc-HADES-Modelling
    • Duration: 12 months
    • Starting date: expected April, 2023
  • Position PostDoc-HADES-AI
    • Duration: 24 months
    • Starting date: expected April, 2023
  • Annual gross salary for both positions: economic remuneration according to candidate expertise within the range of the UdG “Ordinary Researcher” position. For information purposes, the “Ordinary Researcher” has an annual gross salary of approximately 33.798 €/year.
  • Duration of both positions can be adapted according to candidates and project development, with a minimum of 12 months contract.



Candidates should send their applications to Dr Jesús Colprim (Aquesta adreça de correu-e està protegida dels robots de spam.Necessites Javascript habilitat per veure-la.) not later than 1st March 2023, with the following documentation:

  • Complete CV with list of publications, projects participation and postdoc experience.
  • A brief note describing the motivation to apply for the position, their ambitions and suitability for the position applied (1 page, maximum 3000 characters).
  • Two or more references, with the contact details.
  • Up to three letters of recommendation (optional).


Informació addicional

  • Data: Dimecres, 01 Març 2023

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Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

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