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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agriculture / Life Science

Blacksburg

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • 522542
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The position is available beginning in January 2023. The successful candidate will work on federal funded research projects to conduct techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment of novel processes to valorize agricultural and food wastes and conduct bench experiments to convert food processing byproducts into value-added food ingredients, animal feed, and biochemicals. The successful candidate will also assist in writing grants to seek internal and external funding and mentoring graduate students.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in agricultural engineering, biosystems engineering, environmental engineering, food science, or other related disciplines awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of the appointment with a minimum of one year of eligibility remaining.
- Research experience in the food- and bio-processing area
- Self-motivated, able to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Good oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

- Research experiences in techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessment, or agricultural/food waste utilization
- Demonstrated a good publication record

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

01/02/2023

Additional Information

 

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dr. Haibo Huang at huang151@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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