South Africa


Company The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
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Published 18/11/2020
Contract Type Contract
18 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Gaborone, South East, Botswana
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a science and technology research institute established by the Government of Botswana. It is a parastatal under the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology. BITRI was established to undertake research, identify and or develop appropriate technologies in line with national priorities and needs of Botswana.
Job Functions Research
Industries Research
BITRI invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow. This position offers exciting opportunities for broad research training in heterogeneous catalysis. BITRI is working with collaborating partners in the development of catalytic processes that would convert ethanol to ethylene oxide as a point-of-use disinfectant. The successful candidate will work on an aspect of the project that involves the synthesis of catalysts and testing the catalyst for the epoxidation of ethylene to ethylene oxide and scaling up of the epoxidation process. Research will be undertaken at BITRI.
A PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry, with specialization in heterogeneous catalysis. The PhD degree should have been obtained within the last three years.

The ideal candidate must:
•Have hands-on laboratory experience working with fixed or packed bed reactors.
•Experience in high pressure and high temperature reactions, as well as analysing complex gas-liquid mixtures. 
Job Closing Date 01/12/2020
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