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Postdoctoral Scholar - Energy and Mineral Engineering
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 07/23/2021
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Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Toraman Research Lab under the direction of Dr. Hilal Ezgi Toraman. The final candidate will work in the area of plastic waste upcycling under the guidance of Dr. Toraman in collaboration with other scientists. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to conduct full-time independent research. The scholar will be expected to help guide graduate and undergraduate students in their research by reviewing and providing constructive feedback on lab members' papers, oral presentations, and related work as well as contribute to technical publications and proposals. The final candidate will also assist in overall organization and management of the lab.  

 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Ph.D as of the hire date in Chemical Engineering or related discipline 

  • Demonstrate success in carrying out independent research and dissemination of results 

  • Excellent organizational skills 

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills needed for active student mentoring and interaction with collaborators at Penn State and other universities 

  • Experience in effective student mentoring 

  • Dedication in ensuring a respectful, equitable and inclusive work environment 

  • Experience with pyrolysis, kinetic experiments, heterogeneous catalyst synthesis and characterization, gas chromatography, design and building lab scale reactor setups preferred

  • Leadership experience preferred

  • Experience in writing grant proposals preferred 

 

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and career goals, a CV including publication list, and names and contact information of up to three references. Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

This appointment will be funded for one year from the date of hire with possibility of refunding.

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Toraman Research Lab under the direction of Dr. Hilal Ezgi Toraman. The final candidate will work in the area of plastic waste upcycling under the guidance of Dr. Toraman in collaboration with other scientists. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to conduct full-time independent research. The scholar will be expected to help guide graduate and undergraduate students in their research by reviewing and providing constructive feedback on lab members' papers, oral presentations, and related work as well as contribute to technical publications and proposals. The final candidate will also assist in overall organization and management of the lab.  

 

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Ph.D as of the hire date in Chemical Engineering or related discipline 

  • Demonstrate success in carrying out independent research and dissemination of results 

  • Excellent organizational skills 

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills needed for active student mentoring and interaction with collaborators at Penn State and other universities 

  • Experience in effective student mentoring 

  • Dedication in ensuring a respectful, equitable and inclusive work environment 

  • Experience with pyrolysis, kinetic experiments, heterogeneous catalyst synthesis and characterization, gas chromatography, design and building lab scale reactor setups preferred

  • Leadership experience preferred

  • Experience in writing grant proposals preferred 

 

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and career goals, a CV including publication list, and names and contact information of up to three references. Review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

This appointment will be funded for one year from the date of hire with possibility of refunding.

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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