Research Fellow (78778-116)

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School - Operational Research and Management Sciences Group

Fixed term contract for 2 years in the first instance.

We invite applications for an EPSRC-funded 3-year Research Fellow (PostDoc) position on “Integrated Clinical Production Planning and Portfolio Management in the Biopharmaceutical Industry” in the Operational Research and Management Sciences Group at Warwick Business School.

New trends in personalised medicine pose new challenges to the development and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical drugs, on a technical and organisational level. The aim of the project is to create new decision tools to manage a company’s project portfolio along with capacity planning of resources at the clinical production stage. The project is part of the much larger EPSRC funded Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub, a network of leading UK universities and 30 industry partners working on innovative manufacturing research for the targeted biopharmaceutical supply chain, covering all aspects from new technology and new decision tools to the regulatory framework. This network ensures a close collaboration with many other experts in the area, access to real-world data, and the possibility to work with PhD students.

Applicants should hold (or are about to complete) a PhD in Computer Science, Operational Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a related discipline. A strong background in optimization under uncertainty and methods such as stochastic programming, approximate dynamic programming or metaheuristics as well as a background in biopharmaceutical manufacturing would be a great advantage.

Programming skills, fluency in English and excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.

For informal inquiries, please contact Prof Juergen Branke Juergen.Branke@wbs.ac.uk.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,453 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,301 pa).

Interview date : 16 January 2017.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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