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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.
—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
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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