JOB OFFER ITMATI-OT-02/2020: 1 contract as researcher for a research project, in the framework of the agreement between ITMATI and a company in the energy sector.

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PROJECT: "Modelling and Optimization of Gas transport networks"

DESCRIPTION OF JOB POSITION: 1 full-time contract as researcher for a research project, in the framework of the agreement between ITMATI (Technological Institute for Industrial Mathematics) and a Company in the Energy sector.
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Prof. Dr. Alfredo Bermúdez de Castro and Prof. Dr. Ángel González Rueda
CANDIDATES PROFILE: Engineers, Graduates, Masters or PhD related to Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computing.
  • Training and general experience to be assessed (40 points, all contributions must be documented).
    • Academic transcript of the degree or bachelor´s degree, engineering, PhD, master´s degree.
    • Affinity of the qualifications of the candidate with the fields of Applied and Industrial Mathematics.
    • Previous experience in mathematical modelling, numerical simulation, optimization and control, and in the implementation and computer validation of algorithms and numerical methods.
    • Previous experience in mathematical modelling and transient numerical simulation of gas transportation networks
    • English proficiency.
  • Knowledge and additional and specific experience to be assessed (30 points, all contributions must be documented).
At the time of assessing the submitted applications, experience in some of the following fields related to the research areas of the Project will also be taken into account, but it is not necessary to have experience in all of them:
  • Experience in numerical resolution of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs).
  • Numerical methods in optimization.
  • Advanced knowledge and previous experience in the use of programming languages (C, Fortran, Python, etc.).
  • Personal interview and letters of recommendation (30 points).
Candidates achieving the best assessments according to the above criteria will be called to a personal interview and a test related to the functions of the position. In this third phase, the letters of recommendation that arrive for the candidate will be taken into account; only three letters of recommendation per candidate will be accepted, which must be sent directly by the person issuing the report and not the candidate himself. At least the three best rated candidates will be interviewed and between the two previous sections have reached at least 35 points. 


  • Gross monthly salary: 1.750,00 € in 12 payments.
  • Planned start date: April-May 2020.
  • Duration and estimated date end of planned work: 6-8 months from the beginning of the hiring, subject to the granting of funds to carry out the project.
  • Full time position.

WORKPLACE: ITMATI (Technological Institute for Industrial Mathematics), Campus Vida, Santiago de Compostela.

People interested in this contract must send their applications before February 17th, 2020, 23:59 Spanish official time. Application should include a cover letter summarizing the applicant´s career (general training and experience to be assessed, as well as additional merits referred to in the call), a curriculum (with mobile phone and email), and the academic tittle and transcript of degree, master and/or doctorate; and the “work life” (which proves the professional merits that appear in the curriculum vitae). Letters of recommendation will only be accepted if they are sent directly by the person reporting (and not the candidate).  All documentation must be sent to the following email address: indicating the job vacancy reference ITMATI-OT-02/2020. The receipt of requests will be confirmed by email.  Candidates who are invited to the interview phase must provide original documentation of the merits provided.   


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