North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry

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Position ID:NCSU-Department of Chemistry-POSTDOC [#26912, 00107862]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Jovanovic Group - Chemistry at NC State University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Chemistry / Computational, Materials
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/12/20, finished 2024/05/02)
Position Description:    

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Essential Job Duties:

The primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Scholar position will be to theoretically predict, model, and analyze the properties of new quantum materials. The work will focus on exploring connections between chemical bonding and quantum phases of matter, with the objective of improving design rules for quantum materials development.

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be mentored by Dr. Jovanovic and will participate in the weekly group meetings and meet individually with this principal investigator at least once per week when the travel schedule allows. The Postdoc will write journal articles under the principal investigator’s supervision and attend at least one academic conference during their time in the group.

The primary duties include conducting research, giving seminars, and writing papers in English. Secondary duties include mentoring of junior scientists, such as graduate and undergraduate students.

The Department of Chemistry at NC State University provides professional education for chemists at the undergraduate and graduate levels; teaches introductory chemistry courses, which are needed by students enrolled in other department programs; advances the discipline of chemistry by conducting research; serves the public by sharing information about chemistry through a variety of mechanisms and services; and commits to creating environments that are in alignment with our mission, vision and values. Our department is home to award-winning faculty and is one of NC State’s top producers of patent and invention disclosures. More information about the department can be found at Please visit our Sciences Strategic Plan and the College of Sciences Culture Charter to learn more about the College of Sciences.

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 40 hrs/week, some evenings and weekends, when required.

Department Required Skills:

The candidate must be comfortable with the Unix environment. The computational side of the position relies on ab initio computational chemistry and solid-state software, such as Orca and VASP. The modeling can be performed using the software of the candidate’s choosing, such as Mathematica, Matlab, or Python, but the candidate should be proficient in at least one of them.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

Although Dr. Jovanovic is primarily seeking a candidate with experience in the solid state calculations and modeling of materials, all motivated candidates with experience in theoretical and computational chemistry, physics, and material science are encouraged to apply. Experience with Python is a plus.

AA/EEO: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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