Postdoctoral Research Associate Position: Bioprocess/Systems Engineering - Ohio State University
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position: Bioprocess/Systems Engineering
The Biobased Systems Analysis Lab (BSAL) in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (postdoc) position in the general areas of sustainable agricultural production and bioprocess/systems engineering. The successful candidate will be involved in projects related to: 1) process/techno-economic/life cycle modeling of biobased systems, and 2) developing sustainable feedstock supply chain for biobased and agricultural industries. The postdoc is expected to publish research findings in international peer-reviewed journals, present research findings in conferences/meetings, generate regular update reports, assist in grants writing, supervise BSAL graduate and undergraduate students, and assist with the other research activities, as needed.
A Ph.D. degree in Agricultural, Biosystems, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences or the other related disciplines is needed. Experience in process modeling, techno-economic modeling or life cycle assessment (LCA) is needed. Familiarity with one or more process modeling and/or LCA software is preferred. Familiarity with U.S. agricultural production system is desirable. Other desirable qualities include the ability to learn/adopt skills and knowledge in solving “real-world” problems; a creative and independent research abilities with team-work spirit, strong oral and written communication skills; and commitment to pursuing a successful academic or industry career.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience, and benefits will be as per The Ohio State University rules.
Anticipated Starting Term: January 2017 (Open until filled)
To ensure consideration for this position, please e-mail a cover letter indicating your related experiences, technical skills, background and interests in this area, academic transcripts, a detailed CV, and names and contact details of 3 professional referees to:
Dr. Ajay Shah
Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: (330) 263-3858