Interviews at AIChE: POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulates (NSF ERC-SOPs) and has four openings for the position of postdoctoral associate. C-SOPs is a multi-university research center headquartered at Rutgers University with Purdue University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez as core partners. The center's research mission is to develop a scientific foundation for optimal design of structured organic composites and develop science; and engineering methods for designing, scaling, optimizing and controlling relevant manufacturing processes. These 2-year (renewable after the first year based on satisfactory performance) positions will be based in the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with periodic visits to industrial sponsor(s) and partner institutions. We seek highly motivated individuals with a solid scientific background in the following project specific areas: Project 1: Multi-variate modeling: To develop 1) novel real-time process monitoring and control models using integrated process and PAT data generated on a continuous tableting line at Rutgers University, 2) develop models based on multi-variate methodologies (e.g. MSPC or other latent variable methods), 3) develop models using data from multiple consecutive unit operations and 4) utilize model output as real-time feedback control for the tableting line. The candidate should ideally have a background in multi-variate methodology and process control. Project 2: Interfaces and Integration: To develop and design suitable interfaces for PAT systems for select unit operations as part of a continuous secondary manufacturing lines and to integrate the interfaces into the overall control strategy of the processing line. The candidate should ideally have a background in process engineering, automation and instrumentation. Project 3: Particulate processing: To work in the general area of continuous secondary pharmaceutical processing and design efficient methods to maximize product quality via optimal experimental design and low level modeling techniques. The candidate should ideally have a background in experimental design, statistical modeling and basic knowledge of secondary pharmaceutical unit operations and sampling techniques. Project 4: Materials Characterization: To work in the area of raw and intermediate material characterization to identify and design appropriate methods to characterize relevant material inputs and intermediates. The candidate should ideally have a background in various characterization techniques and sampling procedures related to pharmaceutical secondary processing. Successful candidates should be able to work independently, have excellent communication skills and be able to work in collaborative projects, interacting and reporting to the sponsor and publishing and presenting research findings. These abilities should be clearly demonstrated in the applicant's CV and cover letter. Candidates should have a PhD in Chemical/Pharmaceutical Engineering or related fields. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their detailed CVs (including list of referees) and cover letter to the academic team consisting of Profs. F. Muzzio ([log in to unmask]), M. Ierapetritou ([log in to unmask]) and R. Ramachandran ([log in to unmask]) clearly indicating which projects(s) to be considered for. The academic team will be at the Annual AIChE Meeting in Atlanta from Sunday to Friday and will be interested in meeting promising candidates. To solicit an interview at AIChE (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday) send an email to Prof. Muzzio ([log in to unmask]) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.