Praxair currently has an open position in the Advanced Control and Operations Research R&D group. The activities will be focused in the areas of chemical process control, process optimization and supply chain analysis, providing a significant global impact to Praxair’s business and pushing the boundaries of control and optimization application development. You will be involved in technology development programs from concept initiation through commercialization, working closely with Engineering, Operations, and Business organizations around the world. You will be asked to develop a credible business cases for new technology programs, actively participate in the technical development, and lead multi-disciplinary project execution teams. Requirements include a PhD in Chemical or Industrial Engineering, specializing in advanced process control, applied optimization technology and/or supply chain analysis. Experience in the practical application of innovative solutions in industrial settings is preferred, with a track record of championing new idas and technology. You must demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm and leadership potential, strong verbal and written communication skills, strong project management skills, and an ability to find innovative technical solutions that best meet customer needs. International travel may be required. If you are interested, please go to the Careers section of www.praxair.com and submit a resume on-line for the "Development Associate - Control and Optimization" position (#0800982).