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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00

Metabolic Network Modeling and Systems Analysis of BioEnergy Microbes for Direct Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Advanced Biofuels

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in Dr. Trinh’s laboratory in The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  The project involves the development and application of metabolic network modeling and systems analysis tools to fundamentally study metabolisms and guide strain engineering for effective conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. The contract is on a one-year basis and can be extended based on the research progress. 


An interested candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, bioinformatics, computer science, and/or related fields with a proven track record of refereed publications. Candidates with strong computational skills and backgrounds in metabolic network modeling, bioinformatics, genome sequencing, OMCS analysis, systems biology, optimization theory, computer programming, and/or high-performance computing are highly preferred. 

All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position. Please include a CV and at least three references with your online application.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Chemical Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Dec 1, 2022, 3:05:54 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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