DIRECTOR, BIOPRODUCTS SCIENCES & ENGINEERING LABORATORY (BSEL)
WSU CO-DIRECTOR, WSU-PNNL BIOPRODUCTS INSTITUTE (Bio-In)
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Washington State University Tri-Cities invites applications for
Director, Bioproducts Sciences & Engineering Laboratory (BSEL) and
WSU Co-Director, WSU-PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Bioproducts Institute. The joint WSU-PNNL Bioproducts Institute is
the centerpiece for our efforts to become a world leader in
education, research and innovation for the production of high-value
engineered materials, fuels for heavy duty transport, and chemicals
all sourced from underutilized waste materials containing carbon.
The successful applicant will be able to leverage existing
strengths in biomass and carbon processing, (bio) refining,
renewable products, and supply chain analyses to address major
societal, environmental and economic challenges.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a
discipline relevant to the emerging bioeconomy; Demonstrated
research excellence; Ability to articulate the opportunities and
challenges for the emerging bioeconomy; Demonstrated mentorship
excellence for graduate and/or undergraduate researchers;
Demonstrated leadership and management excellence with large
collaborative groups and people with diverse backgrounds and
expertise; Demonstrated success in developing industrial
partnerships to enable market-based outcomes; and a record of
acquiring significant competitive research funding.
Experience with U.S. national laboratory collaborations and the
ability to excel in a culturally diverse environment; and
experience working with the program managers of U.S. funding
agencies (Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture,
Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, etc.) or
foundations is preferred.
WSU is an EO/AA educator and employer.
Review of applications will begin April 22, 2021. To apply,
visit this link https://apptrkr.com/2203476.
Direct inquiries to Dr. Christine Portfors, Vice Chancellor of