Ph.d. student internship / industrial post-doc (pdt group)

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases and chemicals, has an opening for a PhD Student Internship or Industrial Postdoctoral position at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Successful candidate will use their skills to leverage data analysis and modeling as a means of supporting and driving productivity programs and growth for our differentiated businesses. The position will be in the Process Data Technology (PDT) group, which is a part of Process and Separations Center: an R&D; organization focused on research and development of improved chemical processes and cycles, increased productivity, as well as the scale-up and commercialization of new products.
Potential areas where interested candidate can be involved includes (but not limited to):
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Utilization of plant and business data to determine how to optimally operate different production assets and businesses.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Executing on productivity initiatives focused on both batch and continuous processes: cycle time improvements, cost reductions.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Quantitative models for gas & power pricing. Validate modeling approaches via back-testing and conducting research studies of price dynamics in real vs. modeled world.
Required Qualifications:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ PhD in Chemical/Electrical/Industrial/Financial Engineering, Quantitative & Computational Finance, or Computer Science (Students working towards their doctoral degree are also encouraged to apply)
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Solid mathematical background with very strong quantitative skills
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Significant Experience with MATLAB and related toolboxes is a mandatory requirement.
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Strong verbal and written communications skills
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Good organizational skills Optional Qualifications:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Other programming languages: C++
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Experience with SQL and also handling vast amounts of data
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Chemical/physical system modeling/control/optimization
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Econometric modeling and applied statistics, Time Series, GARCH, stochastic volatility and forecasting, cross sectional modeling
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion. For more information, visit .
To apply for this position, please visit the Air Products Career Center - Careers page. Click on the link - Search job openings from the left navigation bar. You can apply specifically to Job Req #15321BR.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for a phone screen or an interview will be contacted.
Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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