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Professor in Formulation and Coating Science

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Morocco (MA)
Closing date
13 Aug 2024

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Life Science
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Professor in Formulation and Coating Science - OPEN RANKPOSITION


Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higherlearning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teachingand research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa.UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus onAfrica, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university ofinternational standing. More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and apool of opportunities, for students, professors and staff. It offers a high-quality living and studyenvironment thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With an innovative approach, UM6Pplaces research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of abusiness model.In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit andcollaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level inorder 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 inlinkage with incubation and start-up ecosystems.



The African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI) is a component of the MohammedVI Polytechnic University (UM6P). It is located in Laayoune City and constitutes a structure ofpractical-based research with a vision of solving real Local, Regional, and African agriculturechallenges leveraging up-to-date science and technology.Oriented towards Africa, ASARI acts in connection with a wide network of universities andresearch centers around the continent in order to link real field issues with up-to-date science.The institute consists of a multidisciplinary team of agronomists, biochemists, molecularbiologists, bioprocess specialists, animal scientist, etc to respond to regional challenges affectingmarginal environments.ASARI is composed of three main research programs:• AgriBioTechnology program leverages up to date technologies in the service of the SouthernMoroccan and Sub-Saharan agriculture challenges. Its ambition is to conduct relevant andcutting-edge research on plant/crop improvement, biosaline agriculture, valorization of localagricultural and marine resources, and animal nutrition and reproduction with a positive impact onthe African agriculture.• Water treatment and management program which is oriented towards the development ofcost-effective desalinization processes for agriculture use and water treatment, management andanalysis.• Renewable energy program that is aiming to develop new approaches for the production ofclean energy to address real local and regional challenges.



ASARI is seeking a professor in formulation to join our research program on biomass valorisationand participate in the development of different projects dealing with biomass transformation. Thecandidate must be comfortable to partner cross-functionally to invent, influence, and deliver topand bottom-line innovations. Keeping the consumer at the heart of her/his work, she/he willcollaborate with Brand Marketers, R&D peers, Engineering, Insights & Analytics, as well asCommercial and Category Strategy partners to deliver on business objectives, activate programsthat drive competitive advantage, and create consumer relevant product design.



• Have a strong expertise in advanced formulation science (Biotech Products for agricultureapplication) • Have a strong expertise in coating biotechnology



• Knowledge and familiarity in chemistry and biomass valorization• Pursue research support including submission of proposals and contact with fundingorganizations.• Publish the results of personal and sponsored research in international journals refereed byhis/her peers.• Supervise Master-students, PhDs and Post-docs.



• Ph.D. in formulation/coating science or related field from a recognized University• At least 5 years’ experience in research/application in the field of formulationformulation/coating science • High publication record in leading international and well ranked journals (at least 5publications in the last 3 years)• An experience in supervising of Master and PhD students• Excellent English and French verbal and written skills



Applications must be sent using a single electronic zipped folder with the mention of the job title. The folder must contain:• A detailed CV• A synthetic presentation of the background, research works, projects and activities,publications, key achievements• A research and teaching plan, entrepreneurial ideas and concepts, and services for UM6Pcommunity: max 3-4 pages• 3 references letters




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