Faculty Position FY21-112
June 28, 2021
Industrial Research Postdoctoral Fellow
National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC)
As a national center dedicated to the development of cutting-edge biotechnologies, the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral Industrial Research Fellow position. The selected individual will assist the NCERC’s Director of Research and Director of Fermentation in the design of self-initiated research projects as well as projects that fulfill commitments made to external funding sources such as sponsored projects and grants. The Fellow will also assist the Director of Business Development and Client Relations, as well as the Project Management Engineer, with the onboarding and project design of contractual research projects with companies from the private sector.
The Fellow will assist in training and mentoring staff/students before and during the execution of the research projects and also aid in authoring the documentation associated with project preparation, execution and completion; such as the scope of work, protocol, and final report. Additionally, this position will assist with the management and maintenance of the NCERC’s three research areas; the Fermentation Laboratory (lab scale), Fermentation Suite (immediate scale, and Pilot Plant (pilot scale), and lead/assist with the preparation of a project by setting up the experiment in any of the three research areas. Further duties and responsibilities maybe assigned based on the needs and goals of the Center.
The NCERC at SIUE is a nationally recognized research center dedicated to the development and commercialization of biofuels, specialty chemicals, and other bio-based products. NCERC’s versatile laboratories, fermentation suite, and pilot plant are staffed with veteran engineers, operators, and scientists who offer the insight and experience needed to ensure your project’s success. Clients benefit from the ability to take their process from the lab to intermediate to pilot scale, conveniently in one state-of-the-art facility. Biofuels and bio-based material producers from around the world use the NCERC’s facilities to increase yield, optimize processes, test new technologies, and evaluate new products. Learn more about the facilities and services offered at NCERC by visiting: https://www.siue.edu/ncerc/
Applicants must have a Ph.D. (ABD candidates may be considered) in chemical engineering, agricultural engineering, biological sciences or a related field. Experience with biofuels is strongly recommended. Additional technical skills needed include:
-Capable to work independently;
-Ability to design experiments and a strong background in statistics;
-Technical knowledge to troubleshoot analytical equipment;
-Excellent written and oral skills and attention to details.
Terms of Appointment
Fiscal year, July 2021 to July 2022. Possibility of renewal.
Source of Funds
Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, transcripts, and three professional references to:
NCERC at SIUE
400 University Park Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Completed application packages can also be emailed to: [email protected] Please use pdf format when mailing documents.
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A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
SIUE is a state university. Benefits under state-sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.
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