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CBS - Postdoctoral Fellow in Anaerobic Microbiology and Fermentation Processes

Employer
MOHAMMED VI POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Location
Morocco (MA)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Academic Discipline
Biological Sciences, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.


Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

The Chemical & Biochemical Sciences department (CBS).

Job description:
The Chemical & Biochemical Sciences department (CBS) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University has an opening for one full time Postdoctoral Fellows in the field of anaerobic and fermentation processes. The project team is seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong background in microbial biotechnology, with a strong experience on working with obligate and facultative anaerobes. A background in biochemistry, biostatistical and bioinformatic analysis is desirable. The postdoctoral fellows will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team addressing waste valorization to produce high added value compounds. 

Main Responsibilities :
The Postdoctoral Fellows will be expected to:

  • Plan and conduct research as part of the research team and contribute to designing, planning and implementing research activities and experiments, data collection and research results analyses and interpretation.
  • Produce technical reports
  • Contribute and supervise graduate (MSc and PhD) and undergraduate students.
  • Develop and implement collaborative research with different partners and networks.
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed high impact scientific journals.
  • Develop research proposals for funding by potential national and international donors.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the direct supervisor.

Criteria of the candidate:
Candidates should hold a PhD degree on biotechnology, bioprocess, microbiology, or related fields, with a publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Very good proficiency in English is required. Understanding French is desired. The Postdoctoral fellows will work in close collaboration with researchers, doctoral and master students, and technicians.
1.    Recent PhD (less than 5 years) in in Bioprocess, microbiology or related fields.
2.    Strong background in microbial biotechnology with a focus on anaerobic processes.
3.    Knowledge in molecular biology, biostatistical analysis, and analytical methods is desirable.
4.    Experience in working with bioreactors
5.    Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct experimental trial and disseminate research results through publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
6.    Aptitude for teamwork and problem solving.
7.    Excellent English proficiency. French understanding is desired.
8.    Organizational dexterity and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
9.    Positive attitude in changing fast-paced environments.


Applications and selection procedure:
1.    Cover Letter: Submit a cover letter that clearly specifies the position you are applying for and outlines your primary research interests.
2.    Comprehensive CV: Include a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) that highlights your academic and professional background, research experience, and relevant qualifications.
3.    Research Statement: Provide a concise research statement that summarizes your research goals and objectives, demonstrating your alignment with the position and the department's research priorities.
4.    Publication Table: Present a table listing your indexed publications, arranged in descending order from the most recent to the oldest. Include information about your authorship position (e.g., First position) and provide the following details for each publication: Journal Name (e.g., Sci. Total Environ.); Journal Quartile (e.g., Q1); Journal I-F (e.g., FI2022 = 10.9); H-Index (e.g., H = 317); Publisher (e.g., Elsevier) and the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
5.    References: Include the contact information for three professional references who can vouch for your qualifications and potential as a researcher

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