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Postdoctoral Researcher

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher



Department:
Chemical & Materials Engineering

Reports To:
Associate Professor, Chemical & Materials Engineering

Position Type:
Staff

Position Summary:
The postdoctoral researcher will work on molecular simulation studies of aqueous electrolytes in confinement to develop new systems with application in electrochemical energy storage and actuation. The work is supported by a joint NSF (USA) / DFG (Germany) grant. More information about the project can be found in a recent news item: https://news.njit.edu/njit-research-nanoporous-materials-would-make-electronics-stronger-safer

Essential Functions:
Design and carry out molecular dynamics simulations to gain fundamental understanding of the electromechanical properties of an electric double layer in nanoporous media.

Additional Functions:
Preparing research publications on the project. Collaborating with German researchers working on experimental studies of the same system. Mentor students involved in the project.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

  • Strong motivation to pursue interdisciplinary computational research.
  • Ph.D. in physics, chemical engineering, physical chemistry, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with classical molecular dynamics simulations.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Strong programming/data processing skills (Python, Matlab, etc.).
  • At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with modeling electrochemical systems.
  • Experience working with molecular simulation of porous materials.
  • Experience with polarizable force fields.


Bargaining Unit:
AFT-UCAN

FLSA:
Exempt
Full-Time

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