Postdoctoral Fellow (Specialty Chemicals)

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Gaborone (BW)
17 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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. 
  • Be able to work independently and on collaborative projects.
  • Be proficient in English and have good oral and written communication skills.


BITRI offers attractive working conditions and remuneration for enrolment as a Postdoctoral Fellow commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The above Postdoctoral Fellowship is an 18-month fixed term contract.

Interested candidates can apply at the following link: and provide amongst others a comprehensive CV with three traceable referees and certified copies of certificates.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st December 2020.