Department of Chemistry, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Department of Chemistry-POSTDOCCHARB [#11259, PostdocCharb]
Position Title: Postdoc - Theoretical and Computational Statistical Mechanics
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Chemistry / Computational, Theoretical
Appl Deadline:2018/08/31 (posted 2018/06/05)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in theoretical and computational statistical mechanics, to work primarily with Patrick Charbonneau at Duke (, as part of the “Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem” (

The project generally focuses on obtaining a fundamental description of amorphous solids, using both statistical mechanics theory and computer simulations of realistic and idealized systems. The goal of this specific position is to obtain a microsopic understanding of the structure and dynamics of supercooled liquids and amorphous solids, notably through comparing and contrasting numerical results with predictions from mean-field theory.

The postdoc is expected to actively collaborate with other investigators in the collaboration, and thus to visit participating research groups. The postdoc is also expected to participate in scientific events and discussions related to the Simons collaboration.

Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or related fields, with experience in statistical mechanics, computer programming and simulation algorithms. The start date should (ideally) be between November 2018 and March 2019.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Further Info:
Department of Chemistry
Duke University
Box 90347
Durham, NC 27708-0347

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