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12 Month Modelling & Simulation Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f)

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Product and Process Systems Modeling Mission


The Product and Process Systems Modeling Section integrates data and theory to develop innovative products and processes. We are responsible for the research, development, and deployment of new modeling capabilities which are required to drive innovation and productivity in product and process development. We are part of P&G’s Corporate Functions. We apply the Process Systems Engineering paradigm in all our Business Units to the design and optimization of complex products and processes.


Job description

The Product and Process Systems Modeling Section is recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to support the use of Product and Process Systems Modelling within P&G. The successful candidate will use equation-oriented modelling tools such as gPROMS to develop, validate, and exploit models to make optimal business decisions.






Qualifications

Candidate requirements

At a minimum:
  • The candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in process systems engineering.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated, in previous work, the ability to
    • use chemical engineering science to derive the appropriate continuum equations for a given system (unit operation, product or other application);
    • implement these equations in a suitable modelling package or programming environment;
    • verify the implementation of the model;
    • validate the model using experimental data; and
    • communicate the results to an audience in written and verbal form.
  • The candidate must have a sound understanding of the numerical methods that were used to solve the model.
  • The candidate must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly using English.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Translate a problem description into a plan of action.
  • Communicate plans, concepts, and results to audiences of varying technical capabilities.
  • Work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Stay up to date on the state-of-the art in systems modeling technologies.

Knowledge of one or more of the following topics is a plus

  • Mathematical optimization techniques
  • Model validation techniques including identifiability, estimability and sensitivity analyses
  • Discretization techniques for partial differential equations
  • Statistical thermodynamics

Applicants must supply an up-to-date CV including a list of publications, a cover letter and at least two references using the “Apply Now” link below.

Applicants must supply CV, cover letter and at least two references below, spaces fill quickly so please apply as soon as possible. In case of questions please contact pinto.ma@pg.com & weinstein.b@pg.com

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Job locations:
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Job Type: Full-time Req No: RND00004281
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