|Salary:||£43,093 to £50,834 per annum|
|Placed On:||15th March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
The Department of Chemical Engineering is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to carry out research in the area of process systems engineering. The position is part of the wider PharmaSEL-Prosperity Partnership on Transforming synthetic drug manufacturing: novel processes, methods and tools in collaboration with the global pharmaceuticals company Eli Lilly & Company.
The post holder will work under the supervision of Profs. Benoit Chachuat, Cleo Kontoravdi and Nilay Shah at the Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering.
You will develop advanced model-based methods and tools to enable optimal workflows in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector. Of particular interest are model-based approaches to design space characterization and optimization, with a view to linking the design spaces of different unit operations and accounting for uncertainty. Surrogate modeling approaches driven by first-principles and mechanistic elements will be investigated to improve computational tractability. You will implement and fully document software tools for the above tasks and conduct case studies in collaboration with the industrial partner.
Candidates should have a PhD* (or equivalent) in chemical engineering or another relevant topic.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 – £41,388 per annum.
You can start immediately and ideally no later than by 01 June 2023. The contract will run for 18 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension subject to research funding. The post is based in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus).
Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Professor Benoit Chachuat (email@example.com), Professor Cleo Kontoravdi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Nilay Shah (email@example.com).
To apply, please visit our website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/. You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG02547. Candidates will need to complete an online application and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and asked to perform some example calculations.
Further information about the post is available in the job description.
Should you have any queries about the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 16 April 2023
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About Imperial College London
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