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Zoltan K Nagy <[log in to unmask]>
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Zoltan K Nagy <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:26:37 -0400
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A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Chemical 
Engineering Department at Loughborough University, U.K. 

The position is available initially for 24 months with the possibility of extension. The starting salary is in the range of 27,428 to 32,750 per 
annum (~42,500-50,600 USD).

This research post is within the five years project CrySys  Crystallisation 
Systems Engineering - Towards a next generation of intelligent 
crystallisation systems, supported by the European Research Council (ERC) 
research grant scheme.  

The aim is to develop a comprehensive crystallisation monitoring and control 
framework and evaluate the strategies on laboratory and pilot scale 
crystallisation processes. This will be achieved by developing and 
evaluating the Crystallisation Process Informatics System, based on the 
development of multidimensional population balance models and the 
application of advanced model-based control techniques enhanced by the use 
of a combination of process analytical technologies (ATR spectroscopy, Raman 
spectrsocopy, image analysis). The system will be used as an intelligent 
decision support tool for the automatic feedback control of crystallisation 
processes and will be evaluated for the crystallisation of products relevant 
to pharmaceutical, food, agrochemical, fine and bulk chemical industries.

The post provides the opportunity for international cooperation via research 
stays at leading groups in Europe and USA.

Research experience in population balance modelling of crystallisation 
processes, and optimisation-based control are essential. Strong experience 
with programming in Matlab is required. A PhD in relevant discipline or 
equivalent experience and some experience with the use of process analytical 
technologies are desirable. 

Loughborough University is one of the leading universities in the U.K., 
situated in Loughborough, a pleasant English town within approximately one 
hour from London, Leeds,  Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, etc. 

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Zoltan K 
Nagy by email [log in to unmask] or on +44(0)1509 222516. 

More information about the position, detailed job specification and 
application forms can be found at

Application forms should be returned, preferably by e-mail to 
[log in to unmask], or by post to Human Resources, Hazlerigg Building, 
Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.  Please 
quote reference number REQ1114235.  The closing date for receipt of 
applications is Thursday 13 October 2011.