Postdoctoral Associate (Eng)

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 060300 - Chemical Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
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Postdoctoral Associate (Eng) (P1838 - UC)

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.

Area of Specialization:

Chemical Engineering

Anticipated Appointment Date:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Perform computational research to understand diffusion and self-assembly of complex molecules (oligomers and polymers), and develop advanced molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo tools for modeling thermodynamic and transport properties.
2. Write manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
3. Mentor junior graduate and undergraduate researchers.
4. Participate in group and project meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, or a related discipline. Experience in advanced molecular dynamics and/or Monte Carlo, force field development, and programming experience is required. Experience in first principles molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations can be beneficial.

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:

This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

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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