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Three faculty and three postdoc positions in Biofuels and Biorefinery Location: Kunming, Yunnan, China
Author: FANG Zhen
Update time: 2015-02-13
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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. Three new faculty at any ranks and three postdoc positions have been established within this group to convert renewable 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 (e.g., microbial oil, algae biodiesel, fermentation for hydrogen, ethanol and butanol), 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, microbiology 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
czy@xtbg.org.cn; lzhq@xtbg.org.cn; zhenfang@xtbg.ac.cn
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
Further information:
Please contact Prof. Zhen FANG, Leader of Biomass Group,

 Tel: 86-871-5163360,

e-mail: zhenfang@xtbg.ac.cn;

Web: http://brg.groups.xtbg.ac.cn/
Applications received by March 31, 2015 will receive full consideration; however, the search will continue until a satisfactory pool of candidates has been identified.

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