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Postdoctoral Associate

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0170345
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:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Computational Design of Hybrid Materials (CDHM) group in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA. The research will be focused on the development and application of atomistic and meso-scale models, in combination with high-performance computing, to understand and design materials for energy and biomedical applications. Specifically, the thrust of the research will be on the development of new force-field parameters for various materials and employ these new parameters to study their structural, reactive, dynamical, and mechanical properties.

Required Qualifications:

—PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or closely related field
—Strong background in molecular dynamics (MD) and/or coarse-grained MD
—Profound knowledge in MD simulation software (LAMMPS, NAMD, AMBER, etc.)
—Machine learning, Optimization algorithms
—Strong track record of scientific productivity as well as experience in managing several projects simultaneously
—Proven publication track record
—Strong programming/scripting skills in Linux/Unix environments
—Excellent oral and written communication skills
—Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in collaboration

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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates should apply online only at http://jobs.vt.edu/for job posting #
SR0170345. Submit a curriculum vitae, including a cover letter (explaining background, motivation, and expected availability), publication record (if applicable), and the names and contact information of three references. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Sanket A. Deshmukh (sanketad@vt.edu). The review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 10/31/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not 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: As requested by department
Job Posting Date: 09/26/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/10/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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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/80183

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Required Documents

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