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Requisition # 3553

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, May 17th, 2021
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Salary:$53,760.00 - $53,760.00

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

A postdoc position pursuing research using first-principles and thermodynamics modeling of structure, reactivity, and transformations of (nano)materials in the environment is available in the research group of Prof. S. E. Mason at the University of Iowa. The project will contribute to The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology ( and/or other funded research aimed at deriving structure-property relationships of redox-active materials and molecules. The position will provide opportunities to engage in collaborative research aimed at (i) advancing first-principles thermodynamics methodology, (ii) incorporating machine learning to derive reactivity descriptros, (iii) benchmarking electronic structure calculations on redox-active organic molecules.

Education Requirement:

Candidates must have their Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science, or other closely related field by the start date of the appointment.

Required Qualifications:

Strong experience in density functional theory and/or electronic structure calculations and machine learning, demonstrable knowledge of basic surface science, and good communication skills are required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in programming and working in high-performance computing platforms is highly desirable. An established track record (as evidence by publications in peer-reviewed journals) is a significant plus. Ability to start 7/1/21 is highly desirable.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Statement of research interests (~ 1 page)
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Sara E Mason -
Chemistry Building
251 North Capitol Street
W339 CB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2761
Department URL:

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