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Research Assistant Professor - Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Statler College

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
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Full Time
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The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor in the area of process systems engineering. Responsibilities will include but not limited to guiding graduate and/or undergraduate students; meeting deadlines, preparing, presenting, and reporting results effectively; working with other researchers from national labs, academia, and industry on all aspects related to this work; communicating effectively both orally and in writing as demonstrated through monthly and quarterly reports, preparation of peer-reviewed journals; presenting at national and international meetings and conferences and working independently.

The Statler College continues to grow, and currently has eight academic departments with over 4,200 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 14 faculty members and approximately 260 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.

WVU is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities as well as industries active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see and .

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( ) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( ). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( ).

Qualifications :

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with focus in the area of process systems engineering and expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) development of efficient optimization algorithms especially suitable for optimization of black-box systems; 2) application of novel optimization algorithms to energy generation and/or biomass conversion processes especially focused on optimal selection of materials and process configurations simultaneously. Applicants must also have at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience in academia, government, or industry in the area of process systems engineering.

To apply for this opportunity, visit . Applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vita and a statement of research interests, and the contact information for at least three professional references. It should be noted that complete and professional quality documentation must be submitted in order for any candidate to be considered for this position. Review of the applications will begin immediately but will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Prof. Debangsu Bhattacharyya at (304) 293-9335, or e-mail: .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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