Postdoc Associate Position of Crosslinked Polymer Membrane Simulation
Duration 2 years; Location: Prof. Benjamin Hsiao’s laboratory in the Chemistry Department at the Stony Brook University
Salary： $58 K (from SBU) + additional financial support ($12-15 K) for the optional stay in Dr. Wei’s lab
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Post-doc Associate will work in a multi-institutional effort to apply molecular simulation techniques to understand the underlying structure-function relationships in polymer filtration materials. Specifically, the project aims to study polymer interfacial crosslinking and polymer membranes using atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations in combination with experimental synthesis and characterization tools. The position will be co-supervised by Prof. Benjamin Hsiao at Stony Brook University and Prof. Tao Wei at Howard University.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
PhD in materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry or physics, or a related field.
Experience with molecular dynamic simulations (atomistic and coarse-grained), dissipative particle dynamics, and kinetic Monte Carlo methods.
Experience with programming skills in Python, C++, C or Fortran.
Experience with Gromacs, LAMMPS or other related simulation software.
Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience with coarse-grained forcefield parameter development.
Experience with experimental synthesis and characterization of polymer membranes.
Experience with polymer statistical mechanics theory.
Experience with machine learning.
Interested applicants should first send a cover letter and a detailed CV via email to Dr. Benjamin Hsiao (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Tao Wei (email@example.com). In the cover letter, please detail the manner in which your skills can be applied to the proposed research. In the CV, please list your publications. The short-listed applicants will be contacted for an online interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The desireed starting date is Augest 1st, 2023
Application deadline: Open until filled