Post Doc Research Fellow - Chemistry

Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Chemistry is seeking a 12-month, post-doctoral research fellow to conduct research on the development and use of molecular electronic structure methods for spatially partitioned systems. The initial appointment will be for one year and is full time and benefitted, with potential for renewal for a second year, pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding.

The Department of Chemistry in Abbott Hall is well equipped for ongoing research performed by individual faculty and is funded by external funding from the National Science Foundation, ND EPSCoR, PRF ACS and other agencies. Abbott Hall houses 29 laboratories and classrooms, over 30 faculty and student offices including space for modern teaching and research facilities. The UND Computational Research Center has a variety of resources available, including a Skylake-based High Performance Computer cluster.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities
    Use ab initio electronic structure software to characterize interaction of small molecules with extended molecular systems Develop and implement new computational algorithms for using localized functions for embedding subsystemsDevelop new theoretical models for transfer of energy and information across subsystem boundaries Analyze and interpret obtained data as a member of a cross-disciplinary teamDraft manuscripts for publication and proposals for external grantsPresent research data at academic seminars and conferencesMaintain interoperability of new computer codes with existing
Required Competencies
    Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic in researchCapable of working independentlyGood oral and written communication skillsEffective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and studentsAbility to mentor junior team members
Minimum Requirements
    Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, materials science or a related field
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Official transcripts from the highest awarding educational institution must be provided upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience in use of molecular electronic structure softwareExperience in development of molecular electronic structure softwareExperience in development of theoretical methods for molecular electronic structureExperience in use of C programming languageExperience in use of computational material science softwareExperience in publishing peer-reviewed paper(s)
Minimum Hiring Salary$45,000 a year, full-time, benefitted

Contract Period/Start DateStart date of October 1, 2022

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by August 12, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Cover letter Curriculum Vitae Contact information for 3 references

Position is open until filled. Please refer any questions about this position to Dr. Mark Hoffman at: [email protected]

Additional Information

To find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out Grand Forks is Cooler.

All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert