Post-doctoral Research Associate

CANELa has an opening for a post-doctoral research associate position in the area of computational catalysis. The post-doctoral associate will use ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations to investigate stability and catalytic behavior of heterogeneous catalysts.

Qualifications

  • PhD in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science, or a related discipline
  • Strong background in electronic structure calculations and molecular dynamics simulations
  • Expertise in using a variety of quantum mechanical computational packages, such as CP2K, VASP, CPMD, etc.
  • Demonstrated competence in computational chemistry
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write peer-reviewed journal articles and create and give oral presentations at scientific conferences

The initial appointment will be for one year and can be renewed subject to satisfactory performance. The post-doctoral associate will benefit from collaborations with other computational researchers (part of the Center for Research Computing) and experimental groups.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references as a single PDF document to Prof. Giannis Mpourmpakis: gmpourmp@pitt.edu

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