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Postdoctoral Associate

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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0160153
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Computational Catalysis Lab led by Prof. Hongliang Xin at Virginia Tech (http://www.xingroup.org) has an opening for a post-doctoral associate position. The post-doctoral associate will use density functional theory calculations to investigate the activation of small alkane molecules on single site catalysts including metal-organic frameworks and supported single-atom catalysts.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science, or a related discipline, a strong background in electronic structure theory, experience in using a variety of quantum mechanical computational packages, including Quantum Espresso, VASP, or CP2K. The candidates should demonstrate competence in computational heterogeneous catalysis and have excellent communication skills including the ability to write peer-reviewed journal articles and give oral presentations at national scientific conferences.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants should apply online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu/ for job posting SR0160153. Attached a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. Review of application will begin October 25, 2016.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Chemical Engineering
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5
Job Posting Date: 10/11/2016
Review Begin Date: 10/25/2016
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/70181

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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