Postdoctoral Researcher

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
Feb 24, 2018
Mar 26, 2018
Field of specialization
Geological, Materials, Organic
Job Type
Full time

Postdoctoral Researcher
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

Ph.D. in Chemistry or Geochemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Computational Science or a closely related field.


This appointment is a full-time research position for a postdoctoral scientist to investigate the reactivity of the mineral-water interface. The U.S. Department of Energy-funded project is focused upon the development of molecular dynamics-based methods to quantify the rates of chemical reactions in solution and at mineral surfaces. Preference will be given to applications with expertise in 1) aqueous geochemistry; 2) molecular dynamics simulations; and 3) high-performance computing environments. Prior programming experience is preferred but not required. The postdoctoral scientist will design and conduct theoretical studies of kinetic processes at the mineral-water interface in collaboration with the principal investigator. They will also participate in the development, testing and implementation of novel computational methods, the preparation of technical reports and peer-reviewed publications, and the dissemination of project results at professional meetings.   

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Adam Wallace ( prior to submission. Candidates should submit a CV and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references through the University of Delaware Jobs website. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit our web site at Reference number (Job ID) 105308.

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