Dr. Ravendra Singh at C-SOPS, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA) are seeking applications from qualified individuals for the two positions of Postdoctoral Associates (PDA) to work on an ongoing FDA funded projects starting from May 1, 2023 (or till the position is filled) in the field of continuous manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and full finished injectable liquid dosages forms. The candidates should ideally have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, or other related disciplines. The focus of these ongoing projects is on developing the mathematical models and digital twin of continuous API manufacturing process and continuous manufacturing of injectable liquid dosages pharmaceutical products. The digital twin will be used for quick design, development, optimization, control system design and scale-up of drug manufacturing processes in response of pandemics such as COVID-19.
The positions require strong process systems engineering (PSE) background including modelling, simulation, optimization, control, and digital scale-up. The candidate should have knowledge of continuous API manufacturing, and continuous manufacturing of injectable liquid dosages drug product. Candidates with hands on experience on modeling, optimization, digital scale-up, and control of unit operations involved in continuous end-to-end manufacturing of liquid dosages pharmaceutical product such as reactant/solvent feeding, pre-heater, mixing, reaction, separation (e.g., chromatography, crystallization), homogenization, filtration, and vial filling system will be preferred. Any experience on using gPROMS, Matlab, and Python will be a plus. Hands on experience on continuous manufacturing of injectable liquid dosages pharmaceutical product is also a plus. This project will also involve close collaborations with other researchers at Rutgers University as well as with other Universities and Companies. Position requires independent and collaborative research, reporting to advisor, meeting with collaborators, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and public presentations. Post Doc will also participate in writing manuscripts and grant proposals. The candidate should have strong communication skills, work ethic, and competency for working on highly interdisciplinary and time-sensitive projects. This is a 1-year appointment that can be renewed based on applicant performance and availability of grant funds. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education and Experience:
The candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Engineering, or other related disciplines. The candidate should have a background in process systems engineering (PSE) including modelling/simulation, and control. A background on API manufacturing and injectable liquid dosages pharmaceutical product manufacturing is plus
Laboratory environment. Universal precautions are mandatory.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to use computing resources. Ability to conduct experiments related to continuous manufacturing of injectable liquid dosages pharmaceutical product.
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