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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Fordham University

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Chemistry, Multiple Campuses

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents.
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will perform computational research and software development to support research and development of new f-element separation methods supported by the Department of Energy. A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, materials Science or closely related field and experience in computer programming is necessary. Experience with f-element chemistry, machine learning methods, computational modeling, and databases are highly desirable.

Essential Functions

  • Performs computational research to support research and development of new f-element separation methods
  • Supports development of the ESCALATE software for external users

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree/experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field.
  • Experience in computer programming.
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with f-element chemistry and/or separations
  • Experience with machine learning methods for chemistry
  • Experience with PostgreSQL object-relational database and Django web framework development

FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt

START DATE: ASAP

APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/3782

ABOUT FORDHAM

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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