Position overviewPosition title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Open date: June 1, 2023
Next review date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Final date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
A postdoctoral researcher position is available at the University of California Merced for a motivated, creative, and enthusiastic individual with expertise in molecular dynamics simulations. Experience with reactive molecular dynamics simulations is desirable. The postdoc will work in the research group of Dr. Ashlie Martini using simulations to study the properties of surfaces and interfaces. Specific responsibilities of the postdoc include (i) designing, conducting, and analyzing molecular dynamics simulations; (ii) reporting research results in the form of journal publications and conference presentations; and (iii) mentoring graduate and undergraduate research assistants. This may be a multiple-hire recruitment.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
Applicants will have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
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The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).
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