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IST&I - Postdoc & Scientist in Minerals Engineering, Environmental Science and Organic Chemistry

Employer
MOHAMMED VI POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Location
Morocco (MA)
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Institute of Science, Technology & Innovation (IST&I)

About UM6P:

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Area of Research:

  • Minerals Engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Polymer science
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Materials chemistry

Job description:

The Institute of Science, Technology & Innovation (IST&I) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) invites applications for a full-time Postdoc and Research Scientist positions for an outstanding chemist to undertake research in the mentioned areas of research.

The candidate should be strongly self-motivated, keen to innovate, and can work well in an interdisciplinary research environment, and with rigorous work ethic. He/she should be able to deliver outputs (group meetings, scientific publications, presentations, and the dissertation) in the targeted timeframes, and according to the international standards of excellence.

Other duties include advising graduate students and contribution to build up a first-class research-oriented programs at UM6P. The incumbent will be encouraged to work with current faculty in related fields, should be able to contribute to interdisciplinary research collaborations in one or more areas at UM6P’s ecosystem. Ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university and externally is required. The position is open to individuals who hold a Doctoral degree in the subject discipline from a recognized university. Excellent English communication, both verbal and written, is required.

Criteria of the candidate: Postdoc  

  • PhD degree in the mentioned areas of research or other related fields from a recognized University;
  • High publication record in leading international and well ranked journals;
  • Willingness to learn how to generate new ideas, links, and to build upon existing ideas to generate good concepts and solutions;
  • Ability to supervise graduate students;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language;
  • Enthusiasm and passion toward solving challenging problems that require complex creative solutions;
  • Very good knowledge and excellent experimental skills in preparation and characterization of organic/inorganic materials (NMR, XRD, FTIR, SEM, TGA, ICP…) are expected.

Criteria of the candidate: Scientist

  • PhD degree in the mentioned areas of research or other related fields from a recognized University;
  • At least two years of postdoctoral research experience or industrial experience;
  • High publication record in leading international and well ranked journals;
  • Willingness to learn how to generate new ideas, links, and to build upon existing ideas to generate good concepts and solutions;
  • Ability to participate in training and supervision of graduate students, development of teaching materials,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language;
  • Enthusiasm and passion toward solving challenging problems that require complex creative solutions;
  • Ability to initiate and develop funded research projects and programs in collaboration with multidisciplinary groups in the field, 
  • Very good knowledge and excellent experimental skills in preparation and characterization of organic/inorganic materials (NMR, XRD, FTIR, SEM, TGA, ICP…) are expected

Applications must be submitted online; the folder must contain:

  • A detailed CV,
  • A cover letter indicating the position applied for and the main research interests,
  • Brief research statements,
  • 2 recommendation letters 
  • 3 references to be contacted directly by IST&I.

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