Postdoctoral Position in Computational Chemistry

Greenville, South Carolina
Level 13 Salary commensurate with education and experience - Equal Opportunity Employer
Feb 07, 2018
Mar 08, 2018
Field of specialization
Computers / Computational / Informatics
Job Type
Full time

Job Description Summary

A postdoctoral position in computational chemistry is available at Furman University in Greenville, SC. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the development and use of configurational sampling techniques and quantum mechanical methods to study the formation and growth of hydrogen bonded molecular clusters. S/he will work extensively with undergraduate students at Furman and collaborate with other groups at Furman and other institutions. S/he will also be responsible for administering and managing the group’s high performance computing (HPC) resources. This is a one-year position renewable further depending on mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in computational chemistry with robust background in the theory, development and application realms.

Experience using and managing high performance computing (HPC) resources.

A strong publication record.

Scientific programming experience with Python, and preferably C/C++.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work independently and manage several projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications

Record of mentoring and working with undergraduate students.

System administration in a Linux/Unix HPC environment.

Web development

Application Instructions

Record of mentoring and working with undergraduate students.

The cover letter should include a description of how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

Provide the contact information of three references providers.

Review of applications will begin in February 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible.

Questions about the position should be directed to Professor George C. Shields.