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Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position open

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 lignocellu-losic 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 eld 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 April 1, 2012 for a period of 12-18 months. A nine month extension is possible with satisfactory progress and availability of funds. The stipend and bene ts 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
Phone: 413-545-3481
Fax: 413-545-1647
E-mail: henson @ ecs.umass.edu

posted 2012.03.14