Postdoctoral Associate (Eng)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 060300 - Chemical Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

The Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering is housed in a state-of-the-art building dedicated to Chemical Engineering. The School currently enrolls over 500 undergraduate and graduate students with approximately 450 in undergraduate chemical engineering and 80 in petroleum engineering. Currently 12 members comprise the faculty with two dedicated to delivering the petroleum engineering curriculum and two serving administratively in the Swalm School (as Director) and the Bagley College of Engineering (as Dean). Currently, 16 students (4 MS and 12 PhD) constitute the School’s graduate enrollment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Perform computational research to understand electronic structure of organic semiconductors and organic/inorganic interfaces, and develop advanced computational tools for modeling photophysical processes.
  2. Write manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
  3. Mentor junior graduate and undergraduate researchers.
  4. Participate in group and project meetings.
  5. Contribute to the development of algorithms and software.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or a related discipline. Experience in advanced electronic structure methods and programming experience is required. Experience in classical molecular dynamics simulations can be beneficial.

Preferred Qualifications:

Some programming experience is preferred.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, statement of research interests & career goals, and the names of three references.

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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