Postdoctor in Modeling and Control for Bioproduction

The Division of Decision and Control Systems at KTH is looking for 1-2 candidates to join our group on modeling and control of biological systems. The open postdoc positions are associated with the new Centre for Advanced BioProduction, AdBIOPRO, led by KTH, and in collaboration with Lund University and Karolinska University Hospital as well as seven Swedish companies in the Biopharmaceutical/Biotech industry. The Centre focuses on bioproduction based on mammalian cells, with the objective to respond to the paradigm shift towards continuous processing, and with the intention of becoming world leading.

The postdoc projects concerns model based optimization and control of culture media and processes. It involves developing methodologies for mechanistic macroscopic metabolic modeling, parameter estimation and experiment design for such models, optimizing cell metabolism through media feeds for perfusion, and feedback control of perfusion processes. The projecta are in close collaboration with the School of Biotechnology at KTH, world leading in perfusion and hosting extensive laboratory facilities, and our industrial partners, with the ultimate objective to verify methodologies in an industrial setting.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in at least one of the areas reaction network modeling, (parameter) estimation and off- and on-line optimization (Model Predictive Control), preferrably with experience from applications related to bioproduction.

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Application deadline is June 21. 

For further information do not hesitate to contact prof. Elling W. Jacobsen ([log in to unmask]) or prof. HÃ¥kan Hjalmarsson ([log in to unmask]).