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2 - 5 years
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Bachelor's Degree

Computational Molecular Modeling Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Information Job Title: Computational Molecular Modeling Postdoctoral Research Associate
Org: Materials Science & Engineering
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80's)
Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy Future Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities The Materials Science and Engineering department at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a postdoctoral associate in the area of molecular modeling of phase behaviors and transport of single- and multi-component fluids confined in nanoporous media. The position requires candidates with extensive experience in statistical thermodynamics, fluid phase behaviors, molecular dynamics (MD) and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation. In this position, you will have a unique opportunity to work on a multi-year research project funded by the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Basic Energy Science (BES) Program. The initial appointment(s) will be for one year with an extension up to two years, subject to satisfactory accomplishments and progress towards project goals during the first year.

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PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years. PhD in Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics, Chemical Engineering or other relevant areas of physical science. Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills (in English). A solid background knowledge and theoretical understanding in fluid phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties. Extensive experiences in developing, implementing and conducting MD/MC simulations with widely used computational codes such as LAMMPS or other open-source molecular modeling software/code. Relevant research accomplishments documented by publications in the scientific literature. Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards. Motor Abilities: Fine motor control (hands); Repetitive work - intermittent. Special Senses: Visually demanding work. Work Conditions: Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day.Please Apply Before: December 28, 2018 (Midnight MST) Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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