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CBS - Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Microbiology and Bioprocess

Morocco (MA)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Academic Discipline
Biological Sciences, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
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 is currently offering an opportunity for a full-time Postdoc in the field of applied microbiology and Bioprocess. We are currently looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in biochemistry, bioprocessing, and applied microbiology. Additionally, candidates should be knowledgeable in molecular biology and chemical analysis. Proficiency in biostatistics is very desirable. The postdoctoral fellow will play an integral role within our dynamic, multidisciplinary team dedicated to waste valorization and the production of high-value compounds. To qualify for this position, candidates should have a Ph.D degree in a related discipline, and a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. The selected candidate will work closely with our team of researchers, doctoral and master's students, as well as technicians, contributing to cutting-edge research in our department. 
Main Responsibilities:
The Postdoctoral Fellows will collaborate with the research team to plan, execute, and analyze research activities and experiments, therefore, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in their field. They will prepare detailed technical reports summarizing techniques and methodologies, results, and conclusions. Additionally, they will mentor and supervise both graduate and undergraduate students, aiding in their academic and research progress. Furthermore, they will publish research findings in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, sharing knowledge to the global scientific community. 

Criteria of the candidate:
To be considered for this position, candidates should meet the following criteria:
1.    Recent PhD: Hold a Ph.D. earned within the last five years in Microbiology, Bioprocess, Environmental Biotechnology, or a related field, demonstrating a commitment to cutting-edge research.
2.    Expertise: Possess a strong academic background in applied microbiology, Phycology, and Biochemistry, highlighting your knowledge and skills in these disciplines.
3.    Analytical Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in biostatistics, and physicochemical and analytical methods.
4.    Research Excellence: Highlight your ability to plan and execute experimental trials, as well as your success in disseminating research findings through peer-reviewed scientific journals.
5.    Teamwork and Problem Solving: Exhibit an aptitude for collaborative work and problem- solving, which are essential for effective contributions to research teams.
6.    Language Skills: Possess excellent proficiency in English as a primary language of communication, with an understanding of French being a desirable additional skill.

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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