Several research associate positions are available in Chemical Engineering at NJIT within the New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates (NJCEP). A Ph.D. in Engineering or Science with research experience and expertise in one or more of the following fields is required: Particle Science and Engineering including Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Product Development and Technology, Computational Modeling, and Polymer Science and Engineering.
We are looking for self-motivated, hands-on individuals with excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, and a strong publication record that includes several first-authored journal papers. All positions require ability to work with a diverse group of students, postdocs and faculty working on the research projects involving experimental and modeling of structured organic particulates. These positions offer an excellent opportunity for career advancement by being involved with cutting edge research and being a part of a multi-university research effort within our center. We are looking for individuals in three specific areas:
- The first area concerns with developing a fundamental understanding of the impact of raw materials and processing on the quality attributes of the functionalized and surface modified pharmaceutical powders and their final dosage forms such as tablets and capsule via batch and continuous processing.
- The second topic is in bioavailability enhancement of poorly water soluble drugs, achieved via top-down or bottom-up approaches including both crystalline and amorphous drug forms, as well as their solid dispersions formed via spray drying or hot melt extrusion (HME). Knowledge of formation and stabilization of nano and micro particle and their suspensions and incorporating them in thin films, spray-dried or fluid-bed coated composites is a plus. Advanced characterization and sensing of particulate products using near-IR and/or Raman sensing is another plus.
- The third position will lead the development, calibration, and validation of mathematical and computational models for various particle processes and their scale up, while incorporating experimental results and carry out sensitivity analysis with simulations and identify critical material–process-scale up parameters.
University Academic Fellowships: University of Leeds Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954) progressing to Grade 9 (£47,328 – £54,841) upon confirmation as Associate Professor.
We want to recruit 250 University Academic Fellows by 2017 who have the potential to make a major contribution to the University’s academic performance and standing.
Join us and you will be supported by a structured five year fellowship development programme leading to an Associate Professor role.
Roles for 2015/16 are available to view now and roles close for applications at 23:59 (UK time) on the 30 September 2015 unless otherwise stated in the individual role advert.
Check the site for specific topical areas, but several in Chemical Engineering are linked below:
Soft interfacial materials: from fundamentals to formulation
9:00 am on Monday 12 October 2015 — 5:00 pm on Tuesday 13 October 2015 at The Royal Society, London
Consider nominating a worthy candidate for the new Sabic Young Professional Award!
This award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the field of particle technology within seven years of obtaining the last degree.
The awardee must satisfy the following criteria:
1. Outstanding and internationally recognized contributions in particle technology. Metrics will include:
(a) technical contribution to the field of particle technology, such as innovation, breakthrough research demonstrated through patents and publications, and
(b) service to the particle technology community by way of education, leadership, stewardship and collaboration with other disciplines of engineering and science.
2. Receipt of last degree within the past 7 calendar years
3. Age must be under 40 years at the time of nomination
The awardee is required to:
1. Deliver a presentation during the PTF Award Session at the AIChE Annual Meeting
2. Provide an article for the PTF Newsletter (maximum 2,000 words)
The nomination package must include:
1. A letter of nomination stating all significant contributions made by the nominee to the particle technology community
2. Three to five letters of support, with at least one from industry
3. A résumé of the nominee
4. A short citation for the award
The Young Professional Award will be a part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Particle Technology Forum (PTF) Awards, sponsored by the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). The award will include USD$1000 honorarium, plaque and two PTF dinner tickets, and it will be given annually at the PTF dinner event.
Deadline for Submission: June 14, 2015
This year another excellent slate of awardees was recognized at the PTF Banquet of AIChE's Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Congratulations to all the recipients!
George Klinzing Best PhD in Particle Technology Award: Asep Nandiyanto
Particle Technology Forum Award: Karl Jacob
Shell Global Solutions Thomas Baron Award: Jennifer Sinclair Curtis
Particulate Solid Research, Inc. (PSRI) Lectureship In Fluidization Award: Christine Hrenya
Particle Technology Forum Service Award: Christine Hrenya