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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in IOWA CITY, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3046Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Friday, September 28th, 2018College:College of Liberal Arts and SciencesDepartment:ChemistrySalarySalary:$48,476.00 - $48,476.00Position DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:The successful candidate will develop high-accuracy electronic structure methods for strong correlation suitable for areas of study such as chemical bonding, catalysis design, and quantum materials. The successful candidate will be expected to:Develop methods suitable for strong correlation individually/as part of small teams within the Shepherd group as neededCollect and analyze stochastic and deterministic electronic structure dataPrepare papers by describing, in writing, trends in data and their implications for the fieldAssist in training graduate and undergraduate studentsMaintain/use group software located on the group clusterThose hired will work with the Shepherd Group located in the Chemistry Department at the University of Iowa. The Shepherd Group is also part of the broader on-campus Iowa Informatics Initiative, a cross-cutting initiative to foster new collaborations across the physical sciences, health care, and digital arts and humanities. We are aligned with the Informatics Initiative in aiming to train the next generation of data scientists able to transform information into knowledge and actions.Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position has been filled. Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to candidates who can start during the 2018-2019 academic year. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. James Shepherd, james-shepherd@uiowa.eduThe University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The Department of Chemistry and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty. The Department values diversity and is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive climate. We value diversity in all forms. We conduct all departmental activities, including recruitment, retention, and personal and professional development for a diverse group of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students in a manner consistent with these values. The strategic plans of the University and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reflect this commitment. The University also proudly supports work/life resources, including dual-career support; for more information please see https://worklife.uiowa.edu/..Education Requirement:Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science, or a closely related field. The Ph.D. and all associated manuscripts must be complete by the time of hire.Required Qualifications:The successful candidate will demonstrate:Strong theoretical/computational chemistry content knowledgeProgramming skills in Python and one of C, C++, or FortranExcellent written and verbal English communication skillsStrong teaching and mentoring skillsProven ability to work as part of a teamDesirable Qualifications:Desirable qualifications:Strong record of publication and scholarly writingPast experience working with and developing students' programming/mathematical reasoningProject development experienceExperience in quantitative data analysisOnline Application Required DocumentsCurriculum VitaName and Contact Information of ReferencesLetters of InterestNumber of References: 3To start the Online Application process f

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