Opening for postdoctoral fellow for research on algae-based biofuels and co-products in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Georgia Tech faculty in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as collaborators at Algenol BIotech, on the production of biocrude and co-products in advanced photobioreactor-based systems. This is part of a project supported by the US Department of Energy for advancements in algal biomass yield. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field, including experience in algae cultivation and associated processing of the biomass product. Appointment is for one year with possibility of extension. The appointment will likely be in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and will involve work assignments at Georgia Tech and at Algenol’s biorefinery site in Fort Myers, Florida. The start date is as early as September 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin on August 7 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a C.V., a one-page statement of research goals, and a one-page statement of career goals. Contact Prof. Matthew Realff (, Professor Valerie Thomas (, or Dr. Ron Chance ( for additional information. Transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment. Georgia Tech is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. 


Georgia Tech is a unit of the University System of Georgia and is an Equal Education/Employment Opportunity Institution; applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

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