Columbia University, Chemistry / Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Position ID:Columbia University-Chemistry / Graduate School of Arts & Sciences-PD [#11431]
Position Title: PD Theoretical & Computational Statistical Mechanics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:New York, New York 10027, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry / Theoretical
Appl Deadline:2018/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/07/16, finished 2019/03/03)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in theoretical and computational statistical mechanics, to work with David Reichman at Columbia ( in close collaboration with Grzegorz Szamel ( and Patrick Charbonneau (, under the aegis of the “Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem” (

The overall project focuses on obtaining a first-principle statistical mechanics description of amorphous solids, using theory and computer simulations. The specific goal for this position is to obtain a microscopic understanding of the dynamics of supercooled liquids, notably through expanding tools from liquid state theory, and to contrast the results with predictions of mean-field theory.

The postdoc is expected to actively collaborate with the three PIs as well as with other investigators in the collaboration. Visits to participating research groups are thus expected. The postdoc is also expected to participate in scientific events and discussions of the Simons collaboration.

Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics or a related field, with experience in the statistical mechanics of liquids and computer programming. The preferred start date would be between September 2018 and March 2019.

Applications must be made by sending a letter of presentation and a detailed CV, and by arranging for at least two letters of reference to be sent to:

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Further Info:
Columbia University
Dept. of Chemistry, 520 Havemeyer Hall
3000 Broadway, MC 3104
New York, NY, 10027

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