Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Dynamics Calculation studies of polymers at the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan
Three postdoc positions are available at the University of Tokyo for individuals interested in large-scale all-atomistic molecular dynamics calculation of polymers.
A. About the research group:
In the past years, our research group has been engaged in large-scale all-atom molecular dynamics (MD) calculation studies on a variety of real chemical systems, for example, surfactants, lipid bilayers, proteins, and viruses in the aqueous solutions. In recent years, the group has been particularly interested in polymers. The group is involved in several national projects and investigates polymers and various molecular systems using MD calculations. Large-scale MD calculations required to describe realistic polymer systems are performed on supercomputer Fugaku.
Three positions for the following studies are opened.
1. Molecular dynamics study on substance transportation at the electrode interface of the fuel cell
2. Molecular dynamics study on mechanical properties of crystalline biopolymers
3. Molecular dynamics study on CO2 separation by polymer membranes
C. Position overview:
Starting date: April 1st, 2022
Contract length: One year, with conditional renewal up to the end of the projects
Salary: Monthly ~370k (Yen), before tax
D. Required qualifications:
Applicant should have a Ph.D. degree, strong molecular simulation skills and, desirably, broad knowledge of chemistry and/or polymer chemistry. Experiences in the specific research topics are not required but interests in these topics are desirable. Programming skills are preferrable.
E. Application documents:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. At least TWO reference letters (or the contact information of two individuals familiar with your academic work)
3. A statement of research interests and future goals
Please email the documents application documents to email@example.com, with subject heading: PD position.
F. About recruitment
Application deadline: Jan 7th, 2022
Language required: English, OR Japanese
Susumu Okazaki, Research Prof.
Department of Advance Materials Science,
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo