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Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Chemistry

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 3, 2023

Haverford College invites applications to our available full-time (at least 37.5 hours per week), exempt, fixed term, benefit eligible Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Chemistry opportunity.

The initial term of employment is one year, with the possibility to extend the appointment for an additional second and third year, dependent on continued funding and successful performance. The successful candidate will support research efforts at the interface of chemistry and materials science, with a particular focus on force field development, and should expect to receive training in vibrational spectroscopic calculations, molecular dynamics, and advanced computational techniques, as necessary. For more information on Professor Clyde Daly’s research, please visit .

Primary Responsibilities
  • Plan and conduct computational chemistry research experiments
  • Analyze data
  • Co-author publications
  • Mentor undergraduate students in independent research
Line of Report : This position reports to Professor Clyde Daly and has no direct reports.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in computational chemistry or a closely related field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in computational chemistry or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated lab experience in computational or theoretical chemistry
  • Commitment to advancing equity and inclusion
Special Requirements

All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination (to include a booster dose when eligible), unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required for this Position
  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
    • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
    • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Never
    • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
    • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
  • Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
  • Pushing (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Never
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Up to three hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Up to three hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Never
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Never
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Up to three hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., Dust, chemicals, lasers, crush and shock hazards, other typical lab hazards): Never
To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation by visiting . The application deadline is March 1, 2023. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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