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Date: Thu Aug 3 05:21:36 2017
Subject: 17.08.01 Postdoctoral Fellowship in computational modelling on bioenergy pyrolysis system, Queens University Belfast, UK
Applications are invited for a 2-year Post-doc Research Fellow post, to 
conduct pioneering research of one Leverhulme Trust funded project. The 
project is aimed to investigate the mechanism and kinetics of liquid fuel 
production from biomass through the technology of pyrolysis using 
Density Functional Theory (DFT). The successful candidate will work with 
Dr Xiaolei Zhang at Queens University Belfast, UK, as well as working 
closely with Prof Tony Bridgwater at Aston University, UK.  

The project will involve using a range of computational methods. The work 
will be carried out using Quantum Chemistry modelling programme such as 
Gaussian 16, CASTEP, Dmol3 and VASP. Computational resources are available
for this project through access to ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputing

Candidates should have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in computational 
chemistry or a related subject. A strong general background in 
computational modelling is essential, with experience in the use of DFT 
codes is an advantage. The candidate should have previous experiences in 
at least one of the following topics: Biomass thermal chemical conversion 
(pyrolysis, gasification, combustion); Reaction mechanism and kinetic 
investigation of the bioenergy process; Computational chemistry experience
using DFT. Willingness to travel nationally and abroad is a must.

Anticipated interview date: 6 September 2017

Salary scale: GBP 32,004 - GBP 41,709 per annum (including contribution points)

Closing date: 24 August 2017
All applications must be submitted to the online application system at

Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help 
in making an application, Informal enquiries may be made to 
Dr Xiaolei Zhang, xiaolei.zhang!^!
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