Assistant/Associate Professor, Bioprocessing
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) was founded in 1997 as the first higher education institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to education and research related to the applied life sciences. KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees that integrate life and health sciences, business, pharmacy, engineering, and genetics, with a focus on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, and team collaborations. KGI employs an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections that provide pathways for students to become leaders within healthcare and the applied life sciences. Hundreds of successful students have graduated from our two industry focused graduate programs, the Master of Business and Science and the Master of Engineering in Pharmaceutical Processing, most of which are now pursuing successful careers in the bioscience industries. Active learning and the involvement of industry in educational projects are hallmarks of teaching within the school. The Amgen Bioprocessing Center (ABC) is a collegial center within KGI, offering world-class educational experiences to students at Masters and PhD level. The ABC is growing rapidly as part of a broader strategic initiative within KGI to expand the size and impact of its educational programs.
Located in beautiful Claremont, California, Keck Graduate Institute is a member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and The Claremont Colleges Services, which provides shared institutional support services. The Claremont Colleges consistently place at the top of national college rankings, including Forbes, Money and U.S.News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Each nationally recognized college has its own campus, students and faculty, and distinctive mission, and each offers top-notch curricula, small classes, distinguished professors and personalized instruction.
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is seeking applications for two (2) faculty positions in general bioprocess engineering, with an emphasis on either microbial fermentation and mammalian cell culture or downstream purification processing. The successful candidates will join a strong team of faculty and staff within the ABC, and will also be part of a larger interdisciplinary faculty within the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences at KGI. The new faculty members will teach within the Master of Engineering in Biopharmaceutical Processing program within the Amgen Bioprocessing Center, and also contribute to bioprocessing focused courses within the Henry E. Riggs School’s broader industry focused graduate curriculum. KGI supports research, and the successful candidate will have opportunities to pursue research projects both within the ABC and with the broader KGI faculty community. Depending on previous experience, the new faculty members will be hired at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Education and Experience: PhD in chemical engineering, bioengineering, or another areas related to bioprocessing. Industry experience, postdoctoral research experience, and teaching experience are all desirable but not required. Experience with continuous bioprocessing, process analytical, or data analytics would be considered a plus.
Areas of Expertise • Generally Bioprocess engineering for both positions; • Emphasis on Bioreactor engineering for biomanufacturing of microbial fermentation and mammalian cell culture; • Emphasis on downstream processing operations including primary harvest, purification, polishing and formulation. Understanding of the Atka systems is a plus.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities: Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities. • Teaching lecture and laboratory based courses in at least some of these areas: microbial fermentation, mammalian cell culture, bioseparations science and engineering, and principles of bioprocess engineering. • Advising in the relevant areas within capstone Team Design Projects (TDPs) for biomanufacturing of biologics. • Advising teams of students pursuing industry sponsored Team Masters Projects (TMPs) in the area of bioprocessing. • Supervising PhD and postdoctoral researchers within the Amgen Bioprocessing Center. • Pursuing scholarships and grants from funding bodies (federal agencies, foundations, corporations) • Collaborating with the KGI admissions team in student recruitment events. • On-going contributions to service activities within the Amgen Bioprocessing Center, the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, and KGI. Service typically includes serving on committees, participating in student recruitment activities, and performing special tasks or administrative assignments as may be assigned by the Director of the Amgen Bioprocessing Center or Dean of the Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities. • Demonstrated the ability to collaborate with other faculty in both teaching and research. • Excellent communication skills including strong written skills. • Demonstrated ability to analyze and present complex issues to diverse individuals and groups. • Experience working with a diverse campus community and possess a commitment to equity and inclusion. • Be a visible champion for faculty, staff, and student engagement and advocacy.
To Apply: Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1456808
A confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please submit a cover letter to include a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and professional references. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.