Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY (02113A) Department Name CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry for academic year 2021-2022. The department has over 150 years of history, more than 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty members in the areas of Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, along with over 50 graduate students. For more information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/chemistry/index.shtml.

This position will serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Pengfei Li’s research group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The focus of this position would be performing research on computational modeling of metalloproteins and/or method development for modeling metal ion containing systems. The expectation of this position would also include instructing scientific research of the graduate and undergraduate students in Dr. Li’s group.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Molecular Biology. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship. Experience working or conducting research in molecular dynamics simulations of biological systems is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in computational method and software development is highly valued
• Expertise in Python programming in highly valued
• Expertise in quantum chemistry calculations is valued

Physical Demands Working Conditions Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Molecular Biology. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship.

Open Date 06/11/2021 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should forward additional materials related to samples of scholarly publications to:

Pengfei Li, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago
1068 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

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Number of Vacancies Desired Start Date 08/09/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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