Postdoc of Polymer Simulations at Stony Brook U

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 ( and Dr. Tao Wei ( 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