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Date: Sat Dec 21 09:12:14 2019
Subject: 19.12.21 Computational Catalysis Postdoc
There is an opening for a postdoctoral associate in the Molecular Science and 
Engineering Lab ( directed by Dr. Neeraj Rai. 
The successful candidate will perform density functional theory calculations 
to develop mechanistic insights into chemical transformations for 
biomass conversion on zeolitic and transitional metal catalysts. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or completed all requirements for PhD) 
in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, or a related discipline. 
Experience in DFT calculations for periodic systems using VASP, CP2K, 
or other plane wave codes is required. Experience with molecular 
dynamics and/or Monte Carlo simulations is preferred. The successful 
applicant is expected to have some programming experience.  
The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of extension
 based on the performance and the availability of funding. 

Candidates should email Dr. Rai ( 
detailed vitae, a statement of research interests and career 
goals, and the names and addresses of three references.  
Review of applications will begin January 05, 2020, and 
continue until the position is filled. The start date can be as 
early as February 1, 2020.
MSU is one of the largest public institutions of higher learning in
 the state of Mississippi. MSU had over $239.4 million in research 
expenditure for the year 2016. In addition, High Performance Computing 
Collaboratory (HPC2) provides a number of highly capable supercomputers 
for computational research at MSU. MSU campus is spread over 
nearly 4000 acres and provides an ideal setting 
for research and extracurricular activities.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants 
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, 
color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), 
national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, 
genetic information, protected veteran status, or 
any other characteristic protected by law. We 
always welcome nominations and applications from women, 
members of any minority group, and others who share our
 passion for building a diverse community 
that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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