Hawai'i Natural Energy Institute, SOEST, temporary, extramural  funds.  To begin approximately February 2020.

Training to be Performed: Participate in project to evaluate constant volume carbonization process to convert biomass and waste to higher-value, stabilized, carbonized products under the Asia Pacific Regional Energy Systems Assessment Program (APRESA).

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in mechanical, chemical, or bioresources engineering or equivalent.  Prior experience in ASEAN countries conducting research relevant to thermochemical biomass conversion to fuels, power, or higher-value products.  Demonstrated ability to conduct experimental research, operate and maintain analytical equipment.  Excellent written and oral communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to safely conduct research with minimum supervision.

Desirable Qualifications: Prior experience with pyrolysis processes, data acquisition systems, gas chromatography, batch reactor systems, process modeling.

Stipend: $5,000 per month or commensurate with qualifications.

To Apply: Submit statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, names and contact information (including email address) for three work-related references, and one relevant first-author publication via email to Tammy Furuta at tfuruta@hawaii.edu. Selectee will be required to submit official transcripts prior to start date. All application documents become property of the University of Hawaii.  

Closing Date: Continuous recruitment until the position is filled with applications to be screened beginning immediately. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Inquiries: Dr. Scott Q. Turn at sturn@hawaii.edu.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Continuous recruitment