The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite applications for a Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Endowed Chair in Bioprocess Engineering.
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite applications for a Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Endowed Chair in Bioprocess Engineering.The Saskatchewan agri-food processing industry is expanding and continued growth requires focused research to develop new technologies and products that meet processor requirements and consumer demand. Targeted research and development in bioprocess engineering will help create new bio-products (food, feed and industrial) and processes that increase the application, use and value of Saskatchewan commodities and ingredients.
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty member at the Associate Professor or Assistant Professor level, with the primary appointment (75%) in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the College of Engineering and the secondary appointment (25%) in the Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. The primary goal of the Bioprocess Engineering Chair is to maximize returns to Saskatchewan’s agri-food and bioproducts industries by increasing the total value derived from crop production, with a focus on generating new, commercially viable products from grains and under-utilized residual biomaterials.
The successful candidate will initiate and lead a productive research program in the general field of Bioprocess Engineering, with a specific focus on: the development of new bioprocessing techniques; equipment and control mechanisms; modeling and optimization of bioprocessing operations; development and assessment of new techniques for food storage and preservation; extraction of high-value products from or for Saskatchewan-based products; and conduct engineering research in response to emerging needs as identified by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, other researchers and the Saskatchewan bioprocessing industry. The Chair is expected to enhance the development of Saskatchewan’s bioeconomy by fostering partnerships with businesses within the agricultural, food, bioproduct, and manufacturing sectors. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be required (albeit at a reduced rate), especially in the new Bioprocess Engineering option and certificate(s) that are being developed in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
The review of applications will begin in July 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2020.