Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington State University

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Available Title(s):

306-YNFACULTY – Postdoctoral Research Associate


Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Employee Type:

Faculty () (Fixed Term)


Time Type:

Full time


Position Term:

12 Month


Position Details:


Summary of Duties:


Develop an analytical strategy to characterize pyrolysis oils (monomeric and oligomeric fractions) and a methodology to describe pyrolysis oils in terms of a finite number of chemical compounds. Use that methodology to analyze pyrolysis oils. Propose new structures to unknown pyrolysis oil oligomeric fractions and estimate their chemical properties. Work on the creation of databases with the properties of pyrolysis oil compounds. Use the bio-oil description and the data base to estimate the physico-chemical properties of pyrolysis oils.


Required Qualifications:


• PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, or related fields.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Capacity to use Density Functional Theory and/or Molecular dynamic calculations to study complex liquids.


• Capacity to program in Pyton


• Expertise in the use of advanced spectroscopy tools (example, NMR, FTIR, FT-ICR-MS) for the analysis of pyrolysis oils and its oligomeric fractions


Additional Information:




Department Name:


Biological Systems Engineering


City, State, Zip:


Pullman, WA 99164-6120


Department Link:


Annual Salary:


$55,000.00 – $68,000.00


In accordance with, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidates current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.


WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.


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Overtime Eligibility:


This position is eligible for overtime.






Temporary End Date:


This is a temporary position expected to end on February 28, 2025. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.


Posting Close Date:


Applicants must submit their completed application by February 29th, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.


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