Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Simulation of 2D Nanomaterial Biointerfaces
Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates for a postdoctoral researcher position in the area of molecular simulation of 2D nanomaterials and their interfaces with biomolecules, chiefly peptides and peptide conjugates. The successful candidate will carry out research on this US Air Force funded project under the supervision of Prof. Tiffany Walsh at the Institute for Frontier Materials, at Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus, Geelong, Australia. This project is an international collaboration in partnership with an experimental team led by Prof. Marc Knecht at the University of Miami in the US.
The Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University is at the forefront of innovation in materials design and engineering research. Our mission is to create and translate knowledge at the frontier of materials science for globally raised standards of living by: re-designing materials for a circular economy, imparting materials with extraordinary functionality, and innovating with nature’s materials, via excellence in research and training.
To be successful, you’ll have:
To be successful, applicants should have, or expect to soon have, a PhD in theoretical/computational chemistry (or chemical engineering), computational materials science, or applied computational physics. You will have a strong and demonstrated track record in a range of molecular simulation techniques and first principles calculations. You will also have extensive experience working in a linux environment and have solid skills in writing code. Outstanding communication skills in fluent English, with the ability to produce manuscripts suitable for publication in a timely fashion are essential. The ability to work with multidisciplinary research teams and meet competing deadlines under pressure are also essential requirements.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
Your key responsibilities will be to conduct research using molecular simulations and first principles calculations in the relevant research area, to analyse data using a variety of codes (including in-house produced code), to liaise frequently and constructively with our experimental partners, to produce and regular written and oral reports on research progress, and to prepare manuscripts in English in a timely fashion that are suitable for publication.
This is a 2.5 year full-time post at a Level A salary level between $67,562 and $90,827 (plus 17% Super). All initial enquiries should be directed to Prof. Tiffany Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org). We expect shortlisted candidates to be interviewed in late February, 2019. Details of referees will be requested prior to interview.
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