Author: Sue Hill

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in CBE, Princeton U.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University
seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant
Professor level, effective as early as September 1, 2021. The search is open to
candidates specializing in any area of chemical and biological engineering.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related
field, demonstrated excellence in academic research, and a strong interest in
teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students. We seek faculty
members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a
commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the
department and attract and retain a diverse student body. Candidates must complete
an online faculty application at www.princeton.edu/acad-positions. A curriculum
vitae, detailed descriptions of teaching and research interests, and the names and
contact information for at least three references should be provided via the on-line
application. This position is subject to Princeton University’s background check
policy. For full consideration of their applications, candidates need to apply by
October 25, 2020.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.


Assistant Professor Position in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UC, Berkeley

Assistant Professor – Artificial Intelligence – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at the University of California,
Berkeley, seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with an
expected start date of July 1, 2021. The Department consistently ranks among the top research and
teaching programs in the country and continues to be at the forefront in emerging areas of chemical
and biomolecular engineering and technology. Creative and energetic individuals who show
extraordinary promise or accomplishment in using data-driven and artificial intelligence-based
approaches to solve the next generation of chemical and biomolecular engineering challenges are
encouraged to apply. We are seeking researchers that develop cutting edge computational and
experimental approaches for areas such as catalyst design and discovery, analysis of multiscale

phenomena, advanced manufacturing, spectroscopy, high-content imaging systems, and high-
throughput approaches in chemistry and biology.

Basic qualifications: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent
international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Preferred qualifications: Ph.D or equivalent international degree in chemical engineering.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully
realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful
candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and
inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service.
The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career
couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional
career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in
careers outside academia.

To apply for consideration, application materials should be submitted electronically through our web-
based system at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02567. Application material must be received by

November 16, 2020. Interviewing will begin in early 2021, and early application is encouraged. If you
would like to receive more information, please contact Professor Ali Mesbah
at mesbah@berkeley.edu.
All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and
California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third
party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality
(http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners
and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the
complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffimAct.


Michigan Tech GSG To Host a Webinar Series in Programming

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) Professional Development Committee has put together a webinar series in Programming, starting July 14:

  • “Introduction to Machine Learning with Python,” by Timothy Havens (CC), July 14
  • “Managing Data” (Data Mining) in R,” by Sneha Nimmagadda, July 15
  •  “Introduction to Deep Learning,” by Timothy Havens (CC) July 16

Seats are not limited, but we ask that participants register so we know how many attendees to expect. You can find further information, including links to registration as well as the Zoom meetings, on our website.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech GSG to Present Virtual Poster Session at Alumni Reunion

The Graduate Student Government is pleased to announce a virtual poster presentation session at the alumni reunion of 2020. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the overall health and safety of our alumni and faculty as priority, Michigan Tech has decided to host a virtual alumni reunion this year.

The alumni poster presentation session is a continued tradition designed to increase the interaction between graduate students and MTU alumni. It is a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their research work and expand network connections. This event is also a great opportunity for students to work on their presentation skills and prepare for upcoming conferences.

The poster presentation session is open to graduate students from all departments. It will consist of elevator-pitch-style, pre-recorded poster presentations. To register, submit the online registration form. Registration closes on June 17 at 11:59 p.m. and seats are reserved for 8-10 participants only.

Detailed instructions and guidelines to record your presentation will be sent out to you once you have registered. The deadline for participants to submit the presentation video is June 24.

For more information, please contact Sarvada Chipkar at gsg-research@mtu.edu.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Tech GSG Career Enrichment Grant Applications Now Available

The GSG is pleased to announce that applications for the Career Enrichment Grant program for the 2020-2021 academic year are now available.

This new program, designed to supplement the Travel Grant program while travel is restricted, offers reimbursement of cost to graduate students for an online training or certification, up to $150.

Find eligibility details and the link to the application form on the GSG Travel Grants & Career Enrichment Grants web page.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions at gsg@mtu.edu.

by Graduate Student Government


Michigan Space Grant Consortium Offering Virtual Research Fellowships

The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) has announced a new funding mechanism for new requests to support virtual undergraduate or graduate research fellowships. The funding is not designed to augment or supplement any pre-existing fellowship awards, but rather to create an off-cycle opportunity for students who have had summer research or internship opportunities canceled.

Faculty or students at Michigan Tech can apply for summer 2020 undergraduate or graduate fellowship support. These fellowships are identical to Michigan Space Grant’s regular fellowships ($3,000 for undergraduate students and $5,000 for graduate students, requiring no match, but must have a research plan, budget and commitment from a faculty mentor). The work must be NASA-STEM related, but full proposals are not required. The NASA Strategic Plan includes a broad range of research, and is not exclusively space-related, so please review their goals to see if your research may qualify.

Deadline for submission is Monday, May 11, for the funding period from June 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021. Submissions are limited to one per student.

Submissions should include:

• A research plan for the fellowship
• A brief description of the project’s connection to NASA strategic interests, as detailed in the NASA Strategic Plan 2014
• The student’s specific responsibilities in the project and specific outcomes expected for the research
• The timeline for the effort
• The budget and justification

Details can be found at the MSGC website. For more information, please contact Lorelle Meadows at lameadows@mtu.edu and/or email MSGC at mispacegrant@umich.edu.

By Pavlis Honors College.


Biometric sensor development summer research

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, is seeking summer research participants for the Airman Systems Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing. The participant will support research to develop a biometric sensor based on measuring and characterizing mitochondrial structure and function as an indicator of Airman health and performance. Specifically, the biometric sensor will detect mitochondria traits to quantitatively inform physiological conditions and predict future performance.

APPLY

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.