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Postdoctoral Scholar Research - Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering
University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida
Date Posted 01/06/2022
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Postdoctoral Scholar Research - Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering

Full Job Description

Department: Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering /0-2107-000

College/Division: College of Engineering

Salary Plan: Temporary

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Organization Summary

The Simmons group has an established record of cutting-edge computational research in the dynamics and mechanics of nanocomposites. Recent group research in this area has been published in journals including Nature, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Macromolecules. For more on the Simmons group and recent publications, see the Simmons laboratory webpage at The successful candidate will work with the PI and other team members to drive transformational new advances in the understanding of nanocomposite mechanical behavior. This postdoctoral associateship is supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy focused on understanding nanocomposite mechanical strength.

The Simmons group is located in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering at the University of South Florida, in the fastest rising Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, and University in the U.S. New and World Report Rankings. The department currently ranks as one of the top 15 largest Chemical Engineering programs in the country based on student enrollment, and it continues to undergo significant expansion of its faculty and graduate programs. USF is one of the 10 largest public universities in the United States and is in the top 5% of U.S. universities based on total research expenditures. 42% of USF students are African American, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or multiracial. USF is located in Tampa, a thriving metropolitan area of more than 3 million people situated in an idyllic location on Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Position Summary

The Simmons Group at the University of South Florida is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The successful candidate will employ molecular dynamics simulations to probe the nonlinear mechanics of elastomeric nanocomposites, with the goal of understanding the microscopic origins of nanocomposite toughness. The position is for 18 months, with the possibility of future extensions.

Applications are encouraged from minorities, candidates of all gender identities and sexual orientations, candidates with disabilities, and veterans.

Applicants must submit a CV and list of 3 references.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in molecular modeling or simulation is preferred.

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