Post-doctoral position in Bioresource Science and Engineering at the University of Washington
A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Washington to develop ASPEN process models and to assist in implementing LabVIEW controllers for bioconversion unit operations. More specifically, the post-doc will develop ASPEN models of biofuel and bio-based chemical processes working with researchers doing life cycle assessment and geo-spatial optimization of biorefinery networks. In addition, the post-doc will work with researchers and engineers to develop LabVIEW driven controllers for critical operations being used for biofuels research. This position is part of Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB), a 5 year $40 million program to develop a biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest. The post-doc will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of researchers in the AHB program and to develop expertise on production of bio-based chemicals and biofuels.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, or a related field, and have process simulation experience, working knowledge of ASPEN (or equivalent process modeling software), and working knowledge of LabVIEW (or equivalent instrument control software). The post-doc will receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with their experience level. Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter describing their interest in the position, their qualifications, and listing three references with contact information.
This is a full-time, one year Research Associate (postdoctoral) appointment with the potential of extending out until 31 December 2016.
Please contact Rick Gustafson (email@example.com) for more information and to submit application materials. More information about AHB and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington can be found at http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/ and http://www.sefs.washington.edu/ . Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until a successful applicant is found.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.