Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Chemistry

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-05-2016

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Prof. Robin T. Garrod. The group is active in the field of computational astrochemistry, with particular interests in the chemistry of star and planet formation, the production of complex organic molecules in the interstellar medium, and in advancing new techniques for the exact simulation of dust-grain surface/ice chemistry.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

The completion of a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, physics, astronomy, or related field by the starting date of the appointment (tentatively November 25, 2016) is required. The candidate must have experience in astrochemistry, interstellar physics, or molecular radio-astronomy, and familiarity with chemical kinetics codes is required. The candidate must also be able to supervise graduates and undergraduates in astrochemistry.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (, search on posting number 0619298, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016; however, the position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Prof. Rob Garrod 434-924-0773,

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Lin Burton, 434-924-4360,

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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