Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields
The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa.
Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.
UM6P - Vacancy for Research Engineer
Position Announcement - Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P),
AgroBioSciences Program (AgBS) & African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI)
Job Title: Research Engineer
Area of specialization: Bioprocess and Environmental Biotechnologies
The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) has an opening for a full-time research engineer in the field of Bioprocess and environmental Biotechnology. The project team is seeking highly motivated candidate with a strong background in Bioprocess (aerobic and anerobic), also a strong experience on solid or liquid waste and biomass valorization for the production of high value-added products (or bio-based products) such as Biocompost, biogas, bioethanol and biohydrogen. In addition, the candidate must have knowledge in microbiology and chemical analysis.
A background in biostatistical analysis, data management and other analytical methods (technical method of extraction and analysis) is desirable. The Engineer will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team addressing hot topics in biomass valorization and researching de new approaches for producing biocompost, biofuels from agro-based biomass contributing to secure energy sources and address environmental concerns in Africa.
Candidates should hold an Engineering degree in bioprocess and environmental Biotechnology, biology or related fields. Very good proficiency in English is required. Understanding French is desired.
The engineer will work in close collaboration with researchers, doctoral and master students and technicians.
The Engineer will be expected to:
Applications must contain:
The successful candidate will be employed on an internationally competitive salary by the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) based at Benguerir, Morocco. He/she will be working mainly in Ethiopia and Senegal but will be travelling to Morocco (Benguerir and Laayoune).
Along with the competitive compensation, UM6P offers opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, assistance in housing and other wellbeing support such as free gym, free language courses and a vibrant new environment at UM6P, with easy access to Marrakech, the hub of culture and arts.
The initial appointment as Research Engineer will be for one year renewable once. At the end of the second year, the appointed candidate will be able to apply for a permanent position UM6P, subject to delivering a seminar and satisfactory performance as assessed by an evaluation panel.
At UM6P, we are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P,https://www.um6p.ma/en) is an international higher education institution, established to provide research and innovation at the service of education and development for Morocco and the African continent. It has a state-of-the-art campus at the heart of the Green City of Benguerir, near Marrakesh and it is building a new one in Laayoune City.
UM6P academics and staff enjoy strong research funding, moderate teaching loads, and excellent facilities. Its research approach is transdisciplinary with an emphasis on international collaboration. Many of our research programs run as start-ups. OCP group (http://www.ocpgroup.ma/en/home), a world leader in fertilizer production, is a major starter client for the University providing capital and research funds. In parallel, a new portfolio of clients is growing with the development of an R&D cluster around the University and a growing number of international partnerships.