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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Bioenergy and Bioproducts
Auburn University

Date Posted Jan. 15, 2020
Title Post-Doctoral Fellow - Bioenergy and Bioproducts
University Auburn University
Auburn , AL, United States
Department Biosystems Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biosystems Engineering

Job Description Summary
The Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts (CBB) at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow. This is a benefits eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of a four year period depending on performance and funding availability. The expected start date is March 1, 2020.

This is a research job involving professional and technical work in the study of producing fuels and chemicals from biomass utilizing thermochemical platform. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist center director; supervise bioenergy and biofuels activities of the center; operate fluidized bed gasifier and reactors housed in the center; summarize data and publish findings from research; assist in writing proposals for further extramural funding; prepare technical reports, manuscripts for publication and various presentations; and perform various other duties as assigned by the director.

Minimum Qualifications
The minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Biosystems, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field by the expected position start date. Candidates should have documented experience and/or the ability to conduct research in biofuels. Documented evidence of individual and/or collaborative research resulting in peer-reviewed publications is required. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrated technical excellence and ability to work both independently and in a team environment are necessary. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Desired qualifications include: previous experience in biomass gasification and syngas clean-up, gas to liquid synthesis, and catalysis; demonstrated record of securing extramural funding for research programs; demonstrated a strong commitment and potential to excel in research in the area of chemical engineering, industry experience in biofuel and petroleum industries.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application: Applicants must apply for the position electronically through and submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of all academic transcripts, and 4) summary of past research projects (please specify your involvement and contribution in each project). When prompted during the on-line application process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Active review of applications will begin on February 1, 2020, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Sushil Adhikari, Director, Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts and Professor of Biosystems Engineering Department, Auburn University at 334-844-3543 or by email:

The Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts is supported by the College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES). The Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts: Information on the Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts can be found at

Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 29,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Sushil Adhikari
    Biosystems Engineering
    Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • 334-844-3543


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