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Post Doctoral Associate- Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, andDesign

West Virginia University Research Corporation
Morgantown, WV
Closing date
Jan 27, 2023

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Science, Agriculture, Aquaculture and Food Science, Agriculture
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Description The West Virginia University Center for Sustainable Biomaterials & Bioenergy (CSBio) is seeking to fill a full-time post-doctoral associate position in sustainable biomaterials & bioenergy with emphasis on biomass supply chain management, LCA/TEA, conversion and carbon management. We anticipate that the position will begin on October 1, 2022.

The West Virginia University Center for Sustainable Biomaterials & Bioenergy (CSBio) promotes the growth of a regional bioeconomy with technological innovations and educational outreach for students and professionals using local agricultural and forest resources. The Center focuses efforts on identifying bioenergy and bioproducts-related economic opportunities in the state of West Virginia and across the Mid-Atlantic region. We provide scientifically proven methodologies and tools to establish, sustain, harvest, and convert wood and agricultural and forest biomass into value-added bioenergy and bioproducts. The long-term goal is to establish a regional bioeconomy through a production system that transforms sustainable biomass to value-added bioenergy and bioproducts. For more information, please visit our website

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs.:

13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
Paid Time Off
403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
A range of health insurance and other benefits
Dependent Education Scholarship
WVU Perks
And More!!

What you'll do:

Assist with acquisition of funding from public, private and governmental sources.
Assist with development of novel research proposals for sponsor submission.
Prepare manuscripts for publication in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
Perform laboratory and field experiment activities according to protocol, including independent experimental data analysis.
Maintain lab equipment and monitor and assure proper use and conditions of lab equipment.
Provide assistance with supervising both MS and Ph.D. level graduate student research activities.

An earned doctorate in Wood Science, Forest Management, Forest Operations/Engineering, or related disciplines is required at the time of appointment. Experience in wood and biomass processing and manufacturing for value-added bioenergy and biproducts, supply chain and logistics, LCA and TEA, as well as grants writing experience are preferred. Demonstrated ability to prepare extramural funding proposals, to communicate with industry and government agencies, and to work as part of interdisciplinary research groups that cross-cut among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines is essential.

Applicants may apply for the position at and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload the following documents for applications to Assistant/Associate Professor position:

1) Letter of application;

2) Curriculum vitae;

3) Contact information for three professional references.

Direct inquiries should be forwarded to: Jingxin Wang,, 304-293-7601. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
About Research Corporation
The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting : Aug 16, 2022Posting Classification: Research CorporationExemption Status: ExemptBenefits Eligible: Yes Schedule : Full-time
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