A post-doctoral research position is available in the Remsing Group at Rutgers University (rremsing.com) in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry. The project seeks to model geochemical processes and prebiotic chemistry on the surface of the Saturnian moon Titan. The position is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Essential background knowledge of the successful candidate should include a combination of quantum and statistical mechanics, molecular dynamics simulations, and electronic structure theory. Experience in astrobiology, astrochemistry, path integral-based approaches, computational spectroscopy, and/or quantum dynamics simulations would greatly benefit the project. This opportunity is available for a highly-motivated candidate with strong leadership potential. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable upon mutual agreement. The position is open until filled.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or a related field, at the time of appointment
Substantial research experience and strong publication record
Strong communication and writing skills.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Quantum and statistical mechanics
Molecular simulation methodologies
Computer programming and high-performance computing experience
Ability to work as a part of a team and mentor students
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Postdoc will be housed in the new, state-of-the-art Chemistry and Chemical Biology building at Rutgers University and have access to Rutgers University's high-performance computing resources.
Posting Number: 20FA0677
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 116961
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