Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Job Details

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY (02113A)

Department Name:

CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties and Responsibilities:

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry for academic year 2021-2022. The department has over 150 years of history, more than 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty members in the areas of Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, along with over 50 graduate students. For more information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/chemistry/index.shtml.

This position will serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Pengfei Li’s research group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The focus of this position would be performing research on computational modeling of metalloproteins and/or method development for modeling metal ion containing systems. The expectation of this position would also include instructing scientific research of the graduate and undergraduate students in Dr. Li’s group.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Molecular Biology. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship. Experience working or conducting research in molecular dynamics simulations of biological systems is desirable. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Experience in computational method and software development is highly valued
•Expertise in Python programming in highly valued
•Expertise in quantum chemistry calculations is valued

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Molecular Biology. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and have a record of excellent scholarship.

Open Date:

06/11/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest to www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Candidates should forward additional materials related to samples of scholarly publications to:

Pengfei Li, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago
1068 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/16247

Job Number:

85xxxxx

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Desired Start Date:

08/09/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Company

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

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  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
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