[sysbio] Post-doctoral Position in Microbial Cell Modeling

Mike Henson henson at ecs.umass.edu
Tue Mar 13 20:21:15 PDT 2012

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA


A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of
Professor Michael A. Henson in the Chemical Engineering Department at the
University of Massachusetts. The research involves the development of
microbial metabolic models and solid-state fermentation technology for the
conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks into precursors for high-density
hydrocarbon fuels. The project is funded by the Navy through a research
subcontract from PSI Inc. Close interactions with microbiologists and
engineers from PSI and the Navy will be required. Candidates with a Ph.D. in
chemical engineering or a related field and the following background are
sought: (1) microbial and/or solid-state fermentation; (2) genome-scale
metabolic modeling; and (3) metabolic engineering.


The position is available starting April 1, 2012 for a period of 12-18
months. A nine month extension is possible with

satisfactory progress and availability of funds. The stipend and benefits
are competitive. Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae,
and three letters of recommendation to:


Dr. Michael A. Henson

Professor, Director of the Center for Process Design and Control, and
Co-director of the Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels 

Department of Chemical Engineering 

University of Massachusetts Amherst 

686 N. Pleasant Street 

Amherst, MA 01003-9303 

E-mail: henson at ecs.umass.edu

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