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  • Postdoc Associate Position of Polymer Simulation
    Chemical Engineering
    Howard University

    Postdoc Associate Position of Polymer Simulation (Atomistic and Coarse-grained)

    Location: the Prof. Hisiao's lab at Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University;

    Duration: Two Years; Salary: $58K-60K; an Additional stipend will be provided for working Dr. Wei's lab to cover the travel. This position requires expertise in polymer simulations (atomistic MD, CGMD, DPD, MC or KMC).

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Post-doc Associate will work in a multi-institutional effort to apply molecular simulation techniques to understand the underlying structure-function relationships in polymer filtration materials. Specifically, the project aims to study polymer interfacial crosslinking and polymer membranes using atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations in combination with experimental synthesis and characterization tools. The position will be co-supervised by Prof. Benjamin Hsiao at Stony Brook University and Prof. Tao Wei at Howard University.  

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    PhD in materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry or physics, or a related field.

    Experience with molecular dynamic simulations (atomistic and coarse-grained), dissipative particle dynamics, and kinetic Monte Carlo methods.

    Experience with programming skills in Python, C++, C or Fortran.

    Experience with Gromacs, LAMMPS or other related simulation software.

    Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Experience with coarse-grained forcefield parameter development.

    Experience with experimental synthesis and characterization of polymer membranes (PDF, WAXS and SAXS).

    Experience with polymer statistical mechanics theory.

    Experience with machine learning.

    Interested applicants should first send a detailed CV via email to Dr. Benjamin Hsiao ( and Dr. Tao Wei ( In the CV, please list your publications. The shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an online interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Note: We can accept one who will graduate before July.


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