Postdoctoral Position in Assessing the feasibility and sustainability of biofuel production pathways
|Institution||University of Toronto|
|Type of Fellowship||Postdoctoral Fellowship|
|Graduate Program Type||Engineering|
|Fellowship Amount||To be determined|
|College / University||http://studdys.com/ontario/university-of-toronto/|
Graduate Fellowship Description
The postdoctoral fellow will compare biochemical and thermochemical biofuel production pathways using techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment. The research will be conducted at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with members of BioFuelNet, a Network of Centres of Excellence (http://www.biofuelnet.ca/).
In addition to conducting research, the candidate will take a leadership role in the project (e.g., coordinating research across several universities and providing guidance to graduate students).
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should hold a PhD in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (or related field) and have expertise in:
- Process modeling of biomass to biofuel production pathways
As well as expertise in at least one of the following;
- Techno-economic analysis/life cycle costing
- Life Cycle Assessment
Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Application materials should be sent as a single .PDF file to both John Caspersen ([email protected]) and Heather MacLean ([email protected]), with the words BIOFUELNET POSTDOC APPLICATION on the subject line.
The PDF file should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, as well as contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1st,
2014, and any subsequent applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged toapply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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