Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Associate Department Chemistry Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $47,476 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week 40 Normal work days Monday - Saturday Normal work hours Varies Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

Applicants are invited for a Postdoctoral position at the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. The appointment will start in spring or summer 2021. Prospective projects involve computational studies of dynamic dielectric responses and wetting/dewetting processes at liquid interfaces under electric and mechanical perturbations. They concern phenomena of fundamental interest and importance for energy and materials sciences. The work, funded by the National Science Foundation, requires development, refinements, and use of classical-simulation techniques including Molecular Dynamics and/or Monte Carlo methods. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physical or Theoretical Chemistry, Physics, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related field, with solid background in Statistical Mechanics and experience in classical molecular simulations, good programming skills, and experience with high performance computing. Good communication skills, and demonstrable ability for independent dissemination of research achievements is also expected. The initial appointment will be made for one year and can be extended depending on performance and availability of funding.

Required Qualifications

PhD in Physical Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, or related field.

Must be able to work in diverse work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong background in Molecular Modeling and Statistical Mechanics, experience with computer programming, work station administration and literacy in supercomputing.

Job Open Date 01/20/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  4. Reference Letter - 1
  5. Reference Letter - 2
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