[USA] University of Minnesota: Post-Docs in Sustainability of Food and Bioenergy Systems

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:15

University of Minnesota:

Postdoctoral Associates in Sustainability of Food and Bioenergy Systems

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
College of Science and Engineering

Description: Two postdoctoral associate positions are now available in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Topics for research projects concern the sustainability of food and bioenergy systems. Responsibilities include conducting collaborative research, written and oral communication of results, and preparation of grant reporting materials. Positions are funded by grants from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the University of Minnesota’s Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE), Institute on the Environment (IonE), and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). Review of applications will begin immediately.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in industrial ecology, agricultural or environmental sciences, economics, engineering, or a related field. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, as are the ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary team setting and to travel. Proficiency in statistical analysis is also required. Competency in life cycle modeling, MATLAB, ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator, and computer programming are desired.

Salary and Benefits: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Appointments are for one year with renewals possible for a second and third year, depending on performance and availability of funding.

Application: Applicants must submit their application materials online at https://employment.umn.edu/ Requisition Number 191599. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae with undergraduate and graduate GPA and GRE scores, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a letter of interest detailing research experience, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Contact: Prof. Jason Hill hill0408@umn.edu

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