Vacancy Reference : 26729 / AGRO 007 / 2021 (to be quoted in any correspondence)
UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured full-time position in Bioprocess and biorefining engineering
UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations.
Within the Science and Technology Sector, the position is attached to the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering and to the Earth and Life Institute that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research.
The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique living environment conveniently located at the heart of Europe.
Teaching assignments will include the Bachelor, Master and Graduate levels in the bio-engineer curricula organized by the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
The courses are taught in French or English.
The candidates are expected to have a background in (bio)chemical engineering, bioprocessing or a related field of engineering and chemistry, with demonstrated credentials in research, scholarship, supervising students, writing proposals and publishing papers.
Research area will be focused on sustainable processes for the biorefining and / or bioconversion of renewable feedstock, including cell cultures, to green chemicals, bio-based products and / or biofuels.
It includes the design of best performing combinations of (micro)-biological, chemical and physical unit operations to reach technical, economic and environmental process efficiency.
Possible topical areas include biorefining, (bio)-separation / extraction / recovery / purification technologies applied to bio-resources, biotech-agro-food downstream processes, biological conversion processes, process integration for sustainable biochemical and green chemicals production, overall integration of technologies in manufacturing processes based on renewable feedstock, etc.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute, with a team of other professors, to the development of a Centre of excellence dedicated to engineering in eco-efficient processes for sustainable industrial chemical and biochemical technologies.
Required Qualifications : the applicant must have
Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.
The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience.
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