The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulates (NSF ERC-SOPs) and has an opening 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. This 2-year (renewable after the first year based on satisfactory performance) position will be based in the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with relevant visits to the industrial sponsor. We seek highly motivated individuals with a solid scientific background 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, process engineering/automation and be familiar with Process control (theory and hardware integration and implementation). 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 CV and cover letter to Prof. Rohit Ramachandran: ([log in to unmask]) and Prof. Marianthi Ierapetritou: ([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.