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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering 

Area of research: Multiscale modeling of polymer elastomers

The applicant will be responsible for designing and performing molecular simulations guiding the development of modern elastomers together with an interdisciplinary team that includes international academic partners and industry experts.

Simulations will provide the local morphology and dynamics of elastomers with and without fillers as a function of composition. To cover a wide range of temperatures and compositions efficiently, high-fidelity transferable coarse-grain models need to be developed and applied.

Results from these simulations will serve as input to mesoscopic descriptions providing means for targeted design of high-performance elastomers.

We are seeking qualified applicants with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or Physics with strong skills and experience with molecular (preferable atomistic) simulations of synthetic polymers. Experience with modern parallel simulations software as GROMACS and LAMMPS is particularly desirable. Research productivity in the form of presentations and publications is expected.

The candidate should also have good personal skills for working in a team environment. The candidate will be a part of a team of researchers working in concert to enable and execute new research thrusts with specific aims and deliverables as identified in the project.

The position is immediately available, interested applicants should contact Prof. Manolis Doxastakis (, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Candidates should offer a CV together with a description of their research experience and interests, including names and contact information of three professional references.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Chemical Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Oct 6, 2022, 1:38:52 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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