The division of Decision and Control Systems at KTH is collaborating with the department of Biotechnology and several pharmaceutical companies on developing solutions for future optimal continuous bioprocesses based on mammalian cells. This involves developing methodologies for learning biochemical network models from time-series data and optimization and control of cell metabolism in perfusion cultures. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in bioprocess control, modeling of reaction networks and/or real-time optimization including model predictive control. Candidates should have a PhD, or be near PhD defense, in Control, Chemical Engineering or Biotechnology.

Please contact Prof Elling W. Jacobsen, [log in to unmask], or Prof Håkan Hjalmarsson, [log in to unmask], if you are interested.