Junior Researcher (Biochemical Engineering)

Temporary, Non-Tenure, Extramural Funds, Full-Time, 11-Month
Duties: Participate in research on refining and bioprocessing of renewable feedstocks for bio-based chemicals, fuels and plastics. Design, install and operate laboratory equipment for biomass pretreatment; cultivate microbes in flasks and bioreactors for biotransformation; prepare samples and conduct chemical and instrumental analysis; collect and enter research data into laboratory computers; analyze and interpret results and prepare reports; assist in preparation of scientific presentations, manuscripts, project reports and grant applications; maintain and coordinate analytical instruments; provide administrative oversight for laboratory purchasing, chemical inventory and waste management.