Location: Kunming, Yunnan, China
Employer: XTBG, CAS
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) established a group for biomass and biorefinery in 2007. Two new faculty at any ranks and two postdoc positions have been established within this group to convert biomass to biofuels and chemicals.
The faculty members will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program and to provide leadership in educational graduate programs in the areas of bioenergy and bio-based products. Possible topical areas of this group include thermo-chemical conversion processes, hydrothermal processes, green solvents (ionic liquids, supercritical fluids) for biorefining, nanocatalysts for biofuels, bio-diesel production processes, biological conversion processes, conversion of biomass to liquid, solid and gaseous fuels; separation of bioproducts; integration of biomass production/conversion/utilization concepts; and other relevant topics. The candidates are expected to have a background in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, bio-processing or a related field of engineering and chemistry with demonstrated credentials in research, scholarship, supervising students, writing proposals and published papers.
Applicants are invited to send their curriculum vitae, a statement of plan for research, diplomas and the names and addresses of three references to:
Mr. Zhiyun Chen and Ms. Zhiqiu Liu
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Tel: +86-691-8715454/8716663; Fax: +86-691-8715070
Address: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun Town, Mengla County, Yunnan 666303, PR.China
Please contact Prof. Zhen FANG, Leader of Biomass Group, Tel: 86-871-5163360, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: http://brg.groups.xtbg.ac.cn/
Applications received by May 31, 2011 will receive full consideration; however, the search will continue until a satisfactory pool of candidates has been identified.