The Neurock group is currently looking to hire postdocs in two areas:
1) The application and development of ab initio methods, molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations to model electrocatalytic oxidation and reduction reactions that occur at electrode/electrolyte/solvent interfaces. This includes the electrocatalytic transformations that occur at electrode/electrolyte/solvent interfaces as well as in electrolyte solutions for the synthesis of fine chemical and pharmaceutical intermediates and the conversion of CO2 to chemicals.
2) The application and development of ab initio methods and kinetic simulations to model catalytic transformations in metal organic framework (MOF) and microporous systems for the conversion of hydrocarbon systems.
The projects will involve close collaboration with experimental researchers. Applicants should be highly motivated, hard-working and independent and have a strong background in the application and development of quantum mechanical methods to catalytic systems and kinetic modeling.
Candidates are expected to lead the scientific research efforts, mentor and collaborate with others, give scientific presentations and write scientific reports and manuscripts. They will have a number of opportunities for professional development.
Candidates are expected to: 1) Lead the scientific research efforts (50%) 2) Mentor and collaborate with others (20%) 3) Write scientific reports and manuscripts (20%) 4) Give scientific presentations (5%) 5) Opportunities professional development (5%)
PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or closely related field
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
A strong background in computational chemistry and computational catalysis.
Strong track record of scientific productivity as well as experience in managing several projects simultaneously
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