Post-Doc and Research Professor Openings at West Virginia University

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for two positions in the area of process systems engineering.

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related engineering discipline with expertise in the area of process systems engineering. Applicants must also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques; 2) nonlinear estimation techniques; 3) fault detection and diagnosis; 4) uncertainty quantification and robust analysis.

Research Assistant Professor: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related engineering discipline with expertise in the area of process systems engineering. Applicants must also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques; 2) nonlinear estimation techniques; 3) fault detection and diagnosis; 4) uncertainty quantification and robust analysis; 5) first-principles dynamic modeling and transient analysis. In addition, applicants should have at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience in academia, government or industry.

Responsibilities for both positions will include but not limited to guiding graduate and/or undergraduate students who will also work on the project; meeting deadlines, preparing, presenting, and reporting results effectively; working with other researchers from national labs, academia, and industry on all aspects related to this work; assisting with writing proposals to seek funding; communicating effectively both orally and in writing as demonstrated through monthly and quarterly reports, preparation of peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national and international meetings and conferences.

The Statler College continues to grow, and currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 14 faculty members and approximately 260 undergraduate and 44 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.

WVU is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities as well as industries active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see http://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantown.com

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).

To apply for this opportunity, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu or directly at: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=13125&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.  Applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vita and a statement of research interests, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants should clearly identify in the cover letter which position they are applying for. It should be noted that complete and professional quality documentation must be submitted in order for any candidate to be considered for this position. Review of the applications will begin October 31, 2019. For further information, contact Prof. Debangsu Bhattacharyya at (304) 293-9335, or e-mail: Debangsu.Bhattacharyya@mail.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Thomas A. Adams II

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University