A postdoctoral position is immediately available in using molecular modeling to develop sustainable materials by exploring the characteristics of cellulose derivatives and identifying more environmentally-friendly plasticizers. The position is in the laboratory of Professor Melissa Pasquinelli at NC State University in Raleigh, NC, and involves close collaborations with experimental labs in academia and industry.
A Ph.D. in polymer science, chemistry, materials science, physics, chemical engineering, or related fields is required. Experience in molecular modeling is also required, and experience with modeling of (bio)polymer materials is preferred. Experience in using the LAMMPS software program and/or GPUs for high performance computing is preferred. Other expectations include publishing a series of high quality papers and articles; interacting regularly with industrial and academic collaborators; serving as a lab manager; mentoring and training other lab members; assisting in writing grant proposals; producing and delivering presentations; and upholding research integrity.
Interested candidates should send an updated CV and a brief description of their suitability for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.