Pfizer Advanced Process Modelling Post Doc Research Associate in Peapack, New Jersey
Successful candidate will use their skills to leverage data analysis, mathematical modeling, simulation, control strategy/system design, and computer programming as a means of supporting multiple advanced manufacturing projects related to pharmaceutical processes. The responsibilities include creating required documentation supporting process modeling activities, and performing lab/pilot scale experiments such as unit operations set up, calibration of analytical techniques, sampling and data acquisition with minimal supervision.
Advanced degree in engineering or similar fields, with research emphasis in advanced process modeling, optimization, and/or control
Strong knowledge of
Various modeling techniques including first-principles, empirical, data-driven, and hybrid models
Time series analysis theory and identification of discrete models for dynamic systems
Applied statistics, regression theory, probability
Applied mathematics and numerical methods
Advanced modern robust control and advanced optimization algorithms: system identification, controller design, controller tuning, testing and implementation, controller performance assessment
Independent, self-motivated personality with excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with open attitude towards fast learning
Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and familiarity with related libraries (e.g. tensor flow)
Knowledge of any of the following engineering principles: Reaction Kinetics, Reactor Design, Chemical Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transport, Engineering Statistics, Modeling and Simulation
Hand on experience with Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) such as NIR or Raman spectroscopy and chemometrics modeling
Classic and advanced process control theory, state estimation, optimization and automation, controller performance assessment
General familiarity with the Pharmaceutical Industry and related unit operations
Working experience with commercial Software: ThingWorx, PharmaMV, DeltaV, gPROMS, SIMCA, OSI PI, Flow sheet simulation packages
Contribute to multiple high impact projects that require data analysis, advanced modeling, optimization, and control expertise
Develop mathematical models of pharmaceutical unit operations, gather data for model calibration, program functional applications for real-time implementation,
Support installation/operation/performance qualification and model validation and author required documentation
Apply engineering principles, modeling tools, and experimental skills using data-rich lab/pilot/manufacturing instrumentation to improve process understanding and assess proposed process controls
Interface with cross-functional teams and project stakeholders, communicate progress with team members, and drive the project progress in a timely manner
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Last Date to Apply for Job: April 27, 2018
Eligible for Relocation Package - Yes
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