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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 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).

Additional Info

  • Date: Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Work at LEQUIA

At LEQUIA we regularly publish open positions for research and support staff. If none of the job descriptions fits your profile, and you have a specific proposal, please send it to us with your CV

Laboratory of Chemical and Enviromental Engineering

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
Tel. +34 972 41 98 59




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