A postdoctoral research position is available at the University of Connecticut to conduct molecular modeling simulations of organocation binding to aluminosilicate clays. The goal of this project is identify structure influences on the sorption of cationic organic compounds to environmental solids. The associate will contribute to an interdisciplinary team of experimental and computational chemists under the supervision of Prof Allison MacKay (environmental engineering) and José Gascón (chemistry). The position is for a one-year appointment with an option for extension by an additional six months, based on performance and availability of funds.
Successful candidates are required to have expertise in Molecular Dynamics and Free Energy methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience applying these computational tools to geochemical or mineralogical problems, or with a strong background in geochemistry or environmental chemistry.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry, physics, biochemistry, or a related field. Salary is commensurate with experience. The applicants should send their CV, the names of three referees, and representative publications to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Post Doc) by November 30, 2015 for full consideration.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.