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One Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available starting immediately in School of Chemical Engineering, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Salary Level: Academic Level A, AUS$69,853 - AUS$74,715 per year (plus up to 17% employer superannuation plus leave loading.)

Ref: 7105

 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow is expected to work in the field of process control on an Australian Research Council funded project. By exploring the physical fundamentals in thermodynamics and their connections to control theory, this project aims to develop a new modelling and control approach that can be applied to complicated nonlinear processes. In this approach, processes over the entire plant are analysed and controlled from a network perspective using the dissipativity control theory. The work will be supervised by Associate Professor Jie Bao and in collaboration with Prof. B. Erik Ydstie (Carnegie Mellon University).

 

Essential criteria: a PhD in Engineering or Mathematics; good knowledge of and research experience with modern control theories including nonlinear control theory; strong mathematical skills; ability to work independently; excellent oral and written communication skills; a good track record of research publications; knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training; knowledge of equal opportunity principles.

 

Desirable criteria: good knowledge of and research experience with the dissipativity theory, large systems theory, chemical process control and thermodynamics.

 

This is a fixed term position for two years available immediately.

 

Enquires may be directed to Associate Professor Jie Bao on telephone +61(2)9385-6755, facsimile +61(2) 9385-5966 or email: [log in to unmask]

 

Applications close 19 April 2010.

 

For more details, please visit: http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/jobs/01041006.html

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants must include a completed UNSW application form, resume and application letter, systematically addressing the selection criteria, QUOTING REF NUMBER and details of 2 referees, (where requested, copies of academic transcripts and qualifications should be included). Applications may be submitted by email: [log in to unmask], facsimile: (02) 9662 2832 or post to: Recruitment, Human Resources, UNSW Sydney 2052 by the application close date. On-line/email applications are encouraged and will receive confirmation of receipt.

http://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/recruitment/employment.html

 

Best regards,

Jie

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Associate Professor Jie Bao, PhD

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

School of Chemical Engineering

The University of New South Wales

UNSW, Sydney, NSW 2052

Australia

Tel: +61 (2) 9385-6755

Fax: +61 (2) 9385-5966

E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Web: http://www.ceic.unsw.edu.au/staff/Jie_Bao/jie_bao.asp

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