Fellow (Postdoctoral) (FY23-022)

Job Details

Faculty Position FY23-022
September 28, 2022

Position Title
Fellow (Postdoctoral)

Hiring Unit
National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC)

Job Description
The National Corn to Ethanol Research Center at SIUE is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position that will play an integral role in the research currently be conducted by Dr. Jie Dong, Director of Fermentation at NCERC. 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/

The primary work responsibility will be assisting Dr. Dong on a USDA funded project, which is engineering yeast strains on the expression of an enzyme. The selected individual will assist Dr. Dong 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. They will also assist Dr. Dong with the on-boarding 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 assist with authoring the documentation associated with project preparation, execution and completion, such as the scope of work, protocol, and final report. Lastly, this position will assist with the management and maintenance of Dr. Dong's research areas, and lead/assist with the preparation of a project by setting up the experiment in the research areas.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicant must have a PhD (ABD applicants may be considered) in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, agricultural engineering, biological sciences or a related field. Experience with metabolic engineering, especially engineering in eukaryotic cells, is strongly recommended.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently, ability to design experiments and a strong background in statistics; troubleshooting of analytical equipment; excellent written and oral skills, and attention to detail.

Source of Funds
Federal Grant

Salary
$45,000 Annually

Terms of Appointment
1-year

Application Process
Please submit letter of application, current vitae, and transcripts (unofficial is fine for application), and professional references to:
Barb Randle
NCERC at SIUE
400 University Park Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Or email: [email protected]

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until 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. SIUE 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.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit: https://www.siue.edu/about/mission-goals-plans/diversity.shtml

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

Organization

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As 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.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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