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Research Assistant Professor - Engineering Technology

University of Houston
Houston, TX

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The Department of Engineering Technology, Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Research Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology program. This position will start in October 2023, This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal for an additional year

The University of Houston is a Tier One Research University with over 45,000 students. It has strong connections to the Houston Energy Research Park, Houston Energy Corridor, the Texas Medical Center and many biotech companies. With access to state-of-the-art technology and research facilities, the Department of Engineering Technology has experienced steady growth in research funding and student enrollment, and has facilities on two campuses, one is on a park-like campus a few minutes from downtown Houston and the other in Sugar Land.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Chemical or Biomolecular Engineering or equivalent field of study obtained prior to hire date and must have at least two years of post-graduate experience, either as a post-doctoral scholar, research associate or in industry. 

-We are seeking a scholar who excels in bioresource engineering, involving the production of renewable fuel and energy from biomass, and developing value-added biomaterials and bioformulations for comprehensive applications.
-High expertise in the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to various fuels through biochemical and thermochemical routes.- Experienced in characterizing biomaterials using various conventional characterization techniques and analytical equipment. 
-Experience in handling high pressure reactions and processes is a plus.
-Effective communicator equipped with excellent organizational skills and the ability for problem-solving, leadership, establishing goals and exhibiting results.
-A highly motivated and committed individual with a strong academic track record. 
-Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to self-motivate or work as an effective team member; experience managing a team is desired; good disposition and adaptability towards domestic travel.

Organization: H0139 Engineering Technology
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Sep 21, 2023, 12:47:32 PM

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