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Postdoctoral Fellow - Renewable Materials amp Bioenergy Research

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West Virginia University

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Morgantown, WV

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The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow – Renewable Materials and Bioenergy. 

This position will oversee the Biomass Processing and Renewable Materials Lab of the Renewable Materials and Bioenergy Research Center. The primary objectives of the Renewable Materials and Bioenergy Research Center are to provide research leadership to the forest products sector in the Appalachian region, and to promote the success of the wood products industry and economic development in this region. 

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

Attend research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current research findings.

Identify and assist with acquisition of funding from public, private and governmental sources.

Assist with development of novel research proposals for sponsor submission.

Write proposals, papers and abstracts to attract research funds.

Prepare manuscripts for publication in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

Search scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for research goals.

Perform laboratory and field experiment activities according to protocol, including independent experimental data analysis.

Maintain detailed logs of work related activities, including accurate laboratory records and data on research methods, procedures and results.

Assure compliance with research protocols and safety requirements.

Oversee and direct undergraduate and graduate researchers in the completion of experiments.

Maintain lab equipment; keep accurate inventory of lab assets; monitor and assure proper use and conditions of lab equipment.

Write and present research/study status reports for review and use of the Principal Investigator.

Prepare results of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues and the sponsor;,at professional/technical conferences, and/or for publication in scientific journals, as directed.

Provide assistance with supervising both MS and Ph.D. level graduate student research activities.

Continue on-going funded research projects in biomass energy and materials.

Occasionally teach courses and/or give lectures as needed for hiring supervisor.

Assist hiring supervisor in managing the Biomass Processing and Renewable Materials Lab.

PhD in forest resources science or related field is required

Experience in managing a biomass, energy materials or wood science lab.

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West Virginia University
Website : http://www.wvu.edu

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West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a land-grant university. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, offering land grants of 30,000 acres of federally owned land to each state that agreed to establish a college to teach agriculture and the “mechanic arts” (engineering). The State of West Virginia was formed the following year and, shortly thereafter, the state’s legislature accepted the terms for the Morrill Act to raise the money to start the new land-grant college they called the Agricultural College of West Virginia. In 1868, the school’s name was changed to West Virginia University. WVU Presidents Rhodes Scholars History of the Mountaineer The information below is taken from Dream Big, Dream Here: Welcome to West Virginia University (Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2007), chap. 8. Photos provided by WVU Photography.

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