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Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of
Professor Michael A. Henson in the Chemical Engineering Department at the
University of Massachusetts. The research involves the development of
microbial metabolic models and solid-state fermentation technology for the
conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks into precursors for high-density
hydrocarbon fuels. The project is funded by the Navy through a research
subcontract from PSI Inc. Close interactions with microbiologists and
engineers from PSI and the Navy will be required. Candidates with a Ph.D. in
chemical engineering or a related field and the following background are
sought: (1) microbial and/or solid-state fermentation; (2) genome-scale
metabolic modeling; and (3) metabolic engineering.

The position is available starting January 1, 2013 for a period of 12-18
months. A nine month extension is possible with satisfactory progress and
availability of funds. The stipend and benefits are competitive. Please send
a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of
recommendation to:

Dr. Michael A. Henson
Professor, Director of the Center for Process Design and Control, and
Co-director of the Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Department of
Chemical Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
686 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9303
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