Post Doctoral Research Assoc

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Post Doctoral Research Assoc

  • Employment Type: Staff - Regular
  • Employee Class: Post Doctoral Assoc FT-MC
  • Bargaining Unit: BU Exempt
  • Shift: 1
  • Work Hours: -
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • FTE: 1
  • Location: Main Campus Academic
  • Department: Chem/Envior Engr
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Salary Range: $ 50,000.00 - 50,000.00
  • Grade: Post Doctoral Associate - PD01
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
  • Requisition ID: req2365
  • Position Control Number (PCN): T88341
  • Posting Period: 11/10/2020 - 11/23/2020
  • Position Description:

    The Post-doctoral Research Associate will be working on a project funded by the US Department of Agriculture for conversion of lignocellulosic biomass sugars to furans and will help develop new research areas, such as thermochemical methods for processing and recycling plastic and other wastes. The candidate will be expected to supervise graduate/undergraduate students, present results at professional conferences, write manuscripts for publication in refereed journals, and write/assist with preparation of grant proposals.



    The successful candidate must have prior experience with lignocellulosic biomass conversion. In addition, the candidate must have prior experience with thermochemical conversion research and analytical techniques. This employee must be self-directed and able to work with minimum supervision. The employee must also be able to document results and write progress reports to the granting agency.

    A good history of hands-on experience in designing, constructing, and operating laboratory scale experimental equipment is highly desirable.



    • APh.D. in chemical engineering, petroleum engineering or related fields
    • Experiencein working on lignocellulose conversion.
    • Experiencein thermochemical conversion methods such as pyrolysis and/or gasification


    Communication and other skills:

    • Strongscientific writing skills demonstrated by experience authoring high qualityscientific papers.
    • Excellentverbal and interpersonal communications skills.
    • Abilityto work collaboratively as part of a research team or individually to completeprojects with limited supervision.

    Working Conditions:Works in a professional scientific research environment

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

    Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo, or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/14/2020
    Application Due: 12/1/2020
    Work Type: Full Time