Postdoc @ University of Waterloo in Process Scheduling & Operations

Postdoctoral fellowship in Process Scheduling and Operations Research

The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) and Combinatorics and Optimization (C&O) at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in Process Scheduling and Operations Research under the supervision of professors Ricardo Fukasawa (C&O) and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval (ChE).

The project involves solving optimization problems related to optimal scheduling of operations in an industrial facility. Desired qualifications are solid expertise in discrete optimization, programming languages and mathematical optimization modeling software. In particular, of great interest is experience in features like using callbacks in commercial optimization solvers and writing code for solving optimization problems using standard solvers. A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position and the candidate’s background in process scheduling and discrete optimization, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters.

The deadline to apply to this position is October 31st, 2020. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send their application to Ricardo Fukasawa ( and Luis Ricardez-Sandoval ( The salary for this position will be similar to that offered by the NSERC postdoctoral fellowship program and commensurable with the background and activities to be developed by the applicant.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”.

Thomas A. Adams II

Professor of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).