Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

RCAB - Assistant professor in Marine Biology (seaweeds biology)

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Location: UM6P Laayoune 

Expected starting date: April 1st, 2024

Job Summary

The Research Center on Algal Biotechnology (RCAB) at University Mohammed VY Polytechnic (UM6P), Laayoune City, is seeking a motivated faculty member (Assistant professor) in marine biology with a focus on Seaweed biology (biodiversity, systematics, molecular phylogeny), biogeography, ecology, and mariculture to join our institution's academic faculty. The selected candidate is anticipated to establish a research program focusing on seaweeds biology, ecology and cultivation. The candidate is expected to actively pursue external research funding, foster collaborative projects, and effectively manage a comprehensive research program. Responsibilities include teaching, proposal writing, project management, and mentorship aligned with the vision of the research center.

Job Responsibilities

  • Train and teach undergraduate and/or graduate students on marine biology, seaweeds cultivation, and aquaculture, as well as special courses related to the candidate's specialization.
  • Supervise M.Sc. and PhD students.
  • Develop research proposals and instigate high-quality research aligned with the vision of the research center.
  • Participate in various committees at the center, college, and university levels.
  • Enhance the research profile of the center through the publication of research findings.
  • Fulfill additional responsibilities as assigned by the management of the center.
  • Effectively disseminate research outcomes through publications and presentations to academic peers, students, and the broader community.
  • Dedicate to continuous professional development, staying abreast of the latest advancements in bioprocess engineering and related fields.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ph.D. in marine biology or a closely related field, demonstrating advanced knowledge in seaweed biology, ecology, and cultivation.
  • Strong commitment to leading innovative research initiatives in bioprocessing technologies.
  • Proficiency in supervising M.Sc. and PhD within the seaweed biology domain.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students in marine biology, specifically in seaweeds cultivation. 
  • Proficiency in collaborative work within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Active engagement in research activities, such as writing research proposals and contributing to the research profile of the center through publications.
  • Established publication record in peer-reviewed journals as the first author.
  • Participation in relevant committees, commitment to continuous professional development, and effective communication of research outcomes.
  • Active research profile, showcasing potential for future research independence through fellowship, co-investigation, collaboration, etc…..
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication abilities are essential.

This job description outlines the primary responsibilities and qualifications expected for an assistant professor on marine biology (seaweeds biology). Specific duties and requirements may vary based on the institution's needs and policies.

Application procedure:

Applications must be sent using a single electronic zipped folder with the mention of the job title. The folder must contain:

  • A detailed CV showing a synthetic presentation of the academic background, research activities, publications, and key achievements.

  • A research and teaching plan, entrepreneurial ideas and concepts, and services for UM6P community: max 3-4 pages

  • 3 reference letters

About UM6P Campus in Laayoune City:

Located at the Technopole of Foum El Oued, Laayoune City, Morocco, the new satellite of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher research & education institution with an international standard, is established to serve Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals to boost its quality-oriented research environment.

UM6P is a very ambitious university, enjoying ample research funding, moderate
teaching load, and excellent facilities.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

All our programs run as start-ups and can be self-organized when they reach a critical mass. Thus, academic liberty is promoted as far as funding is developed by research teams.

The research programs are integrated from long-term research to short-term applications in linkage with incubation and start-up ecosystems. 

UM6P offers highly competitive salaries at the international level. Our researchers get incentives through a participation to the intellectual property they develop.

About Research Center on Algal Biotechnology (RCAB) – UM6P Laayoune :

The Research Center on Algal Biotechnology (RCAB) is a new component of the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P). It is located in Laayoune City and constitutes a structure of practical-based research with a vision of offering versatile infrastructure for cultivation and conversion of algae based on merging biotechnology, environmental science, and sustainability. Driven by innovation, sustainability, and interdisciplinary collaboration, the center aims to bridge research and practical applications for the development of a large spectrum of applications in agriculture, cosmetical, pharmaceuticals, feed and food industry, bioremediation, climate change mitigation, and renewable energy production. 

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