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Carl Laird <[log in to unmask]>
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Carl Laird <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 6 May 2016 06:51:26 -0400
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Open post-doctoral researcher position at Purdue University: Resiliency and

The School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University has an open
post-doctoral position in the area of optimal flexibility and process
resiliency for continuous and batch pharmaceutical processes.

This intensive research opportunity will involve the development of
efficient formulations for assessing and optimizing flexibility and
resiliency in both steady state and dynamic processes. These approaches will
be demonstrated on models of pharmaceutical processes with specific case
studies recommended by the project sponsor. A key focus will be the
development of formulations, algorithms, and software that are efficient for
large-scale systems. The successful candidate will work directly with Prof.
Carl Laird, students in the research group, and industrial collaborators
from a major pharmaceutical manufacturer. Successful candidates will gain
valuable skills in advanced optimization formulations and modeling of
pharmaceutical processes.

A PhD and experience with mathematical programming is required. Specific
experience with an abstract modeling language (e.g. AMPL, GAMS, Pyomo),
nonlinear optimization of dynamic systems, and pharmaceutical process
modeling would be an asset, but is not required.

To apply, please send an email to Prof. Carl Laird ([log in to unmask]) with
the subject heading “Post-doctoral position: Flexibility and Resiliency”
that includes a full CV, a copy of a recent publication, and contact
information for 3 references. Please feel free to contact me by email if you
have any additional questions.


Carl Laird
Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University