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Post-Doctoral Associate-Neurock

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID342634

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9546

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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The Neurock group is currently looking to hire postdocs in two areas: 1) The application and development of ab initio methods, molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo simulations to model electrocatalytic oxidation and reduction reactions that occur at electrode/electrolyte/solvent interfaces. This includes the electrocatalytic transformations that occur at electrode/electrolyte/solvent interfaces as well as in electrolyte solutions for the synthesis of fine chemical and pharmaceutical intermediates and the conversion of CO2 to chemicals. 2) The application and development of ab initio methods and kinetic simulations to model catalytic transformations in metal organic framework (MOF) and microporous systems for the conversion of hydrocarbon systems. The projects will involve close collaboration with experimental researchers. Applicants should be highly motivated, hard-working and independent and have a strong background in the application and development of quantum mechanical methods to catalytic systems and kinetic modeling.Candidates are expected to lead the scientific research efforts, mentor and collaborate with others, give scientific presentations and write scientific reports and manuscripts. They will have a number of opportunities for professional development. Candidates are expected to:
1) Lead the scientific research efforts (50%)
2) Mentor and collaborate with others (20%)
3) Write scientific reports and manuscripts (20%)
4) Give scientific presentations (5%)
5) Opportunities professional development (5%)


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or closely related fieldStrongly Preferred Qualifications:
    • A strong background in computational chemistry and computational catalysis.
    • Strong track record of scientific productivity as well as experience in managing several projects simultaneously
    • Proven publication track record
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

      About the Department

      See website at https://cse.umn.edu/cems/matthew-neurock

      How To Apply

      Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. References need only be a list of three references with contact information. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


      The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

      Employment Requirements

      Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

      Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

      About the U of M

      The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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