Postdoctoral Research Associate


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Ctr for Graphene Research & Innovation (12832243)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

Center for Graphene Research and Innovation


Full-time (Benefits Eligible)


Position Start Date:            07/01/2023


Open until filled. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Position Information:     Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Center for Graphene Research and Innovation (CGRI) at the University of Mississippi. The center specializes in fundamental and applied research related to graphene and other 2D materials.


The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary research team on modeling or simulation of infrastructure materials (cement and asphalt) containing graphene and graphene-like nanofillers, multifunctional polymer composites, membranes, structural foams, self-sensing materials, and other material systems. 


The successful candidate is expected to have relevant background in either Density Functional Theory (DFT), Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulation using traditional and machine learning force fields, or mesoscale techniques such as coarse graining, dissipative particle dynamics, and phase field modeling. Other responsibilities include 1) mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students, 2) preparing research results and writing grant reports, as well as manuscripts for publication, and 3) assisting with grant writing. This position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal (contingent upon availability of funding).

Basic Qualifications:    A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field is required. The successful candidate should have a strong computational background and a track record of successful research. Moreover, the candidate is required to have good communication skills.
Application Procedure:    Applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, and 4) names/contact information of three references to 

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