Virginia Tech

Bioprocess Engineering Tenure-Track Faculty

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Job Description
The Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) at Virginia
Tech invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track
faculty positions in bioprocess engineering at the assistant
professor rank and the assistant and/or associate professor rank (9
months, teaching and research). The Department’s program in
Bioprocess Engineering is dynamic and rapidly expanding, including
faculty members who are conducting cutting edge research in
biopharmaceuticals, renewable biofuels/biomaterials, metabolic
engineering, agricultural and animal residue utilization, and
synthetic biology. Now, the department is looking to expand the
bioprocess engineering program into synthetic biology, agricultural
biotechnology, and other closely related areas. The program’s
research laboratories are located in a state-of-art,
collaboration-friendly research building on the main campus. The
BSE department is affiliated with two nationally ranked colleges:
the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of
Engineering. We seek individuals interested in taking advantage of
the excellent multidisciplinary research environment at Virginia
Tech including opportunities in the Fralin Biotechnology Center,
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS),
Translational Plant Sciences, VT Center for Drug Discovery,

The successful candidates will have the ability to initiate, build,
and sustain an externally funded research program that leverages
the existing research strengths of the Bioprocess Engineering group
in the department. The candidate will contribute to a strong
academic experience for students, including teaching (and
developing, as appropriate) undergraduate and graduate courses,
providing undergraduate research opportunities, and advising
graduate and post-graduate students. All areas related to
Biomolecular Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Metabolic
Engineering, and Synthetic Biology will be considered but we are
particularly interested in Agricultural Biotechnology such as
systems biology for plants and animals, bioinformatics and
analytics to plant and animal systems, gene editing of plants and
animals, etc.
Required Qualifications
PhD from all science and engineering disciplines with suitable
research and teaching interests with at least one prior degree in
Preferred Qualifications
Experience working in the biotech industry; experience in teaching
undergraduate or graduate courses; demonstrable experience in
applying for research grants or other funding for programmatic
support; record of peer-reviewed publications; post-doctoral
research experience.
Review Date
December 31, 2020
Additional Information
Virginia Tech, a land-grant university of the Commonwealth, has a
student enrollment of approximately 36,000 and is located in the
beautiful town of Blacksburg, which is ranked as one of the best
places to live in the United States ( "">
). Virginia Tech is also committed to creating a welcoming and
supportive environment for all faculty members to ensure their
success in academia.

Applications should be submitted online at ""> , #512557. Review of
applications will begin on December 31, 2020. Applications received
before this date will receive full consideration, with the review
process continuing until the position is filled. The expected
starting date is August 10, 2021.

Direct inquiries to : Dr. Dwayne Edwards

Professor and Head

Biological Systems Engineering Department

Virginia Tech, 200 Seitz Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Ph: 540-231-6615; Fax: 540-231-3199

E-mail: "">

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an "">inclusive community dedicated
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
colleges , a school of
medicine , a veterinary
medicine college, "">Graduate School , and "">Honors College . The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the "">Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous "">Extension offices and
centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise
discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,
discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of
other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by

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Advertised: January 14, 2020
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