Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointment - Institute for Molecular Engineering, AMEWS EFRC (Water) Project in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointment - Institute for Molecular Engineering, AMEWS EFRC (Water) Project

Requisition Number: 404874 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: MSD-Materials Science Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

This position involves support of research activities in the field of computational materials science at the Institute for Molecular Science in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory and within the context of the newly funded AMEWS EFRC ( http://www.anl.gov/articles/dept-energy-taps-argonne-lead-effort-focused-advanced-materials-energy-water-systems ).

The candidate will be responsible for quantum simulations of water and aqueous solutions and for the development of validation strategies of computational data, in particular for structural and electronic properties. The candidate will also be responsible to maintain active collaborations with experimental groups within the AMEWS EFRC on topics related to water and aqueous solutions.

We expect you to have:

• Doctorate degree in physics, chemistry, physical chemistry or related disciplines and experience in the area of molecular dynamics quantum simulations of hydrogen bonded systems, including analysis of structural and electronic structure data.

• Skills and knowledge of molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, density functional and many body perturbation theory, and of high performance computer simulation codes.

• Background and experience in carrying out large scale molecular dynamics simulations and computational spectroscopy calculations.

• Experience with advanced data analysis, and manuscript preparation

• Excellent problem solving skills and communication skills, both oral and written, and critical thinking

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