Job Opportunities in the Molecular Sciences


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  • Postdoctoral Researchers in Machine Learning for Materials Science (2 positions), Linköping University, Sweden (29 May 2024)

    Two postdoctoral researcher positions are available in the area of Machine Learning for Materials Science, based at the Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. Additional informational can be found at THIS LINK. The deadline for applying is June 10, 2024.

    Contact persons: Fredrik Lindsten, Senior Associate Professor in Machine Learning, fredrik.lindsten@liu.se, and Fredrik Heintz, Professor in AI, fredrik.heintz@liu.se

  • Machine Learning Researchers and Engineers, D.E. Shaw Research; New York, NY & Hybrid (20 May 2024)

    Machine learning researchers and engineers with impressive records of academic and professional achievements sought to join our interdisciplinary team in New York City.

    This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with our chemists, biologists, and computer scientists to expand the group’s efforts applying machine learning to drug discovery, biomolecular simulation, and biophysics. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in developing deep learning techniques, as well as strong Python programming skills. Relevant areas of experience might include molecular dynamics, structural biology, medicinal chemistry, cheminformatics, and/or quantum chemistry, but specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical than intellectual curiosity, versatility, and a track record of achievement and innovation in the field of machine learning.

    D. E. Shaw Research develops and uses advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Among our core technologies is a proprietary special-purpose supercomputer called ANTON® which we designed and constructed to perform molecular dynamics simulations more than 100 times faster than the world’s fastest general-purpose supercomputers. We develop and refine advanced biomolecular modeling methods, software, and machine learning techniques on ANTON®, as well as on general-purpose supercomputers, in order to pursue both internal and collaborative drug discovery programs. Our research, technologies, and pharmaceutical expertise have each played an important role in bringing six drugs into clinical trials. Machine learning techniques are a rapidly-growing aspect of our research efforts. For example, we have developed and published neural networks that improve the accuracy of quantum chemistry models, and have trained deep learning models to generate optimized molecules for drug discovery.

    We are looking to add innovative contributors who share our commitment to fostering a stimulating, positive, and collaborative work environment.

    To submit an application, please use the link provided below:

    https://apply.deshawresearch.com/careers/Register?pipelineId=597&source=Molecular+Sciences+Software+Institute

    SALARY – Min: $300,000 | Max: $600,000

    EMAIL – careers@DEShawResearch.com

    D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We embrace diversity along all dimensions, and respect and value the unique qualities, perspectives, and identities of every person in our group. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which we operate.

    The expected annual base salary for this position is $300,000–$600,000. Our compensation package also includes variable compensation in the form of sign-on and year-end bonuses, and generous benefits, including relocation and immigration assistance. The applicable annual base salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background. We follow a hybrid work schedule, in which employees work from the office on Tuesday through Thursday, and have the option of working from home on Monday and Friday.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden (29 April 2024)

    The Quantum Chemistry group at Uppsala University, Sweden, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical chemistry (a temporary position of two years). Note that the position is a stipend position and hence the holder of the position is not formally hired by Uppsala University.

    This postdoctoral project aims at the development and implementation of perturbation theory applied to multiconfigurational wavefunctions. The position includes theory development and the implementation of software for the open-source program project OpenMolcas. The position is placed in the Quantum Chemistry group, headed by Prof. Roland Lindh.

    Qualifications: To be eligible to apply you must have a Ph.D. in theoretical or computational chemistry, mathematics, numerical methods, or in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, or an exam which is judged comparable to a Swedish Ph.D. in the same subject. Extensive knowledge in and practical experience with creating mathematical models, and/or theoretical chemistry, is mandatory. Documented experience of the development of quantum chemical methods and algorithms, and computer programming, are a strong merits for this employment.

    The applicant is subject to approval from the funding agency. Start of the position is negotiable.

    To apply for the position (send your CV and one letter of recommendation), or to ask for additional information, please email Prof. Roland Lindh (roland.lindh@kemi.uu.se).

  • VMD / VND Programmer Position (Research Programmer), Beckman Institute, University of Illinois; Champaign-Urbana (22 February 2024)

    Contribute to the development, implementation, and testing of molecular visualization and analysis algorithms for the molecular modeling software Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD) or its neuroscience-focused sibling program Visual Neuronal Dynamics (VND). This work often involves exciting and pioneering science projects, including close collaboration with talented application scientists to develop new VMD/VND features and capabilities which enable bleeding-edge simulation science.

    Champaign-Urbana, Illinois is: 1) a “micro-urban” and international university town with multiple lively music, arts, and cultural scenes 2) very affordable (academic salaries go far!)

    You can find the link to the official announcement HERE!

    Application deadline: 6:00 pm (CST) on March 6, 2024

    Contact information: For further information about this specific position, please contact jobs@beckman.illinois.edu.

    For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

  • Machine Learning Researchers and Engineers, D.E. Shaw Research; New York, NY (21 February 2024)

    Machine learning researchers and engineers with impressive records of academic and professional achievements sought to join our interdisciplinary team in New York City.

    This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with our chemists, biologists, and computer scientists to expand the group’s efforts applying machine learning to drug discovery, biomolecular simulation, and biophysics. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in developing deep learning techniques, as well as strong Python programming skills. Relevant areas of experience might include molecular dynamics, structural biology, medicinal chemistry, cheminformatics, and/or quantum chemistry, but specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical than intellectual curiosity, versatility, and a track record of achievement and innovation in the field of machine learning.

    D. E. Shaw Research develops and uses advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Among our core technologies is a proprietary special-purpose supercomputer called ANTON® which we designed and constructed to perform molecular dynamics simulations more than 100 times faster than the world’s fastest general-purpose supercomputers. We develop and refine advanced biomolecular modeling methods, software, and machine learning techniques on ANTON®, as well as on general-purpose supercomputers, in order to pursue both internal and collaborative drug discovery programs. Our research, technologies, and pharmaceutical expertise have each played an important role in bringing six drugs into clinical trials. Machine learning techniques are a rapidly-growing aspect of our research efforts. For example, we have developed and published neural networks that improve the accuracy of quantum chemistry models, and have trained deep learning models to generate optimized molecules for drug discovery.

    We are looking to add innovative contributors who share our commitment to fostering a stimulating, positive, and collaborative work environment.
    To submit an application, please use the link provided below:

    https://apply.deshawresearch.com/careers/Register?pipelineId=597&source=Molecular+Sciences+Software+Institute

    D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We embrace diversity along all dimensions, and respect and value the unique qualities, perspectives, and identities of every person in our group. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which we operate.

    The expected annual base salary for this position is $300,000–$600,000. Our compensation package also includes variable compensation in the form of sign-on and year-end bonuses, and generous benefits, including relocation and immigration assistance. The applicable annual base salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background. We follow a hybrid work schedule, in which employees work from the office on Tuesday through Thursday, and have the option of working from home on Monday and Friday.

  • Postdoc Research Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, University of North Dakota (15 February 2024)

    The Department of Chemistry is seeking a 12-month, post-doctoral research fellow to conduct research on the development and testing of new methods and algorithms for solving challenging quantum chemistry problems on future quantum computers. 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.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop methods and algorithms focused at solving challenging problems in quantum chemistry using quantum computers.
    • Implement and test algorithms for their usefulness in science considering their accuracy, and resource requirements on future quantum devices.
    • Work on external software such as IBM’s Qiskit, AWS Braket, etc.
    • Develop in-house software (mostly in python using libraries).
    • Analyze results with PI and draft manuscripts for publication and proposals for external grants.
    • Present research at academic seminars and conferences.
    • Mentor junior team members.

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 29, 2024

    Full details about the position can be found HERE.

  • Saff Scientist in Computational Chemistry, Q-Chem, Inc., Pleasanton, CA (9 February 2024)

    Q-Chem, Inc., is seeking a computational scientist for a staff scientist position at its main office in Pleasanton, CA. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry or a closely-related field, with significant programming experience (C++, Python, Fortran). Duties will include implementation of novel features, algorithm development, and code maintenance. Previous experience as a developer of a quantum chemistry software package is highly desirable. Candidates must be legally authorized to work for a US company and willing to relocate to California. Salary commensurate with experience.

    Full details here: https://q-chem.com/about/careers/

  • Scientific Software Developer at Schrödinger, New York (5 February 2024)

    Schrödinger is seeking a Scientific Software Developer / Senior Scientific Software Developer to join them in their mission to improve human health and quality of life through the development, distribution, and application of advanced computational methods!

    Schrödinger is on the cutting edge of computer-aided drug discovery and materials science, and our software suites continue to revolutionize the design of therapeutics and materials. FEP+, WaterMap, Glide, Maestro, and LiveDesign are just a few examples of the tools they’ve created.

    As a member of their Force Fields team, you’ll apply sound engineering fundamentals and test-driven development to write clear, highly-organized, and maintainable code. Your work will support the development of atomistic physics-based models with unprecedented levels of accuracy to facilitate breakthroughs in computer-aided chemical discovery.

    Who will love this job:

    • A proficient Python or C++ programmer who understands object-oriented software development
    • A student of chemistry, biology, or physics who’s eager to use software to solve scientific problems

    What you’ll do:

    • Work on core force field libraries in Python and modern C++
    • Collaborate with scientists to explore and implement new force field terms
    • Upgrade and optimize existing workflows for scalability and reliability

    What you should have:

    • A Master’s or PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or a related field
    • Intermediate-level knowledge of the Python programming language
    • At least two years of professional or open-source software development experience
    • An interest in adopting best engineering practices

    Desirable qualifications include:

    • Familiarity with the application of molecular simulation and QM methods in model validation
    • Knowledge of modern C++ features

    Pay and perks:
    Schrödinger understands it’s people that make a company great. Because of this, we’re prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have regular catered meals in the office, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time. Our Office Management team also plans a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been included in Crain’s New York Best Places to Work, BuiltIn’s NYC Best Place to Work, and Newsweek’s list of America’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces.

    Estimated base salary range: $120,000 – $160,000. Actual compensation package is dependent on a number of factors, including, for example, experience, education, degrees held, market data, and business needs. If you have any questions regarding the compensation for this role, do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our Strategic Growth team.

    APPLICATION LINK HERE.

  • Computational Chemistry Software and Methods Developer at SandboxAQ (5 February 2024)

    The Simulation and Optimization (S&O) team at SandboxQA has a new opening for a methods developer in their Drug Discovery team. This person’s responsibilities will be at the interface between software and next-generation methods development in quantum, AI, and physics-based methods like molecular dynamics (MD) and free energy perturbation (FEP). The scientist will be joining a seasoned multi-disciplinary group including drug hunters with an excellent track record in drug discovery, computational chemists, physicists, AI experts, and software engineers.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Develop computational solutions to address unmet drug discovery needs.
    • Work both independently and with the S&O AQ development team to solve research questions for next-generation technologies in drug discovery.
    • Maintain and improve existing drug discovery methods and software.
    • Use best coding practices and planning tools to raise issues and resolve tickets.
    • Present findings and progress in MD, FEP, molecular docking, quantum, and AI methods to an interdisciplinary team and external collaborators.
    • Apply your expertise in small molecule or biologics modeling to drive methods development decisions.
    • Work in close collaboration with AI experts and cross-functional teams to prototype and scale cutting-edge, impactful drug design solutions.
    • This is an opportunity to directly contribute to the discovery of novel innovative medicines by developing computational chemistry techniques that will support experienced multidisciplinary drug hunters.

    MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION LINK

  • 14 Summer Internship Opportunities at OpenEye in Santa Fe, NM (and remotely) (13 December 2023)

    As an intern at OpenEye, Cadence Molecular Sciences, you will gain industry experience in a professional, leading-edge scientific software engineering environment. Develop your problem-solving abilities while contributing to challenging scientific and engineering projects.

    OpenEye, Cadence Molecular Sciences provide a fantastic opportunity to network with world-class scientists and engineers to help determine the next steps in your career. Apply through their website now!

  • Machine Learning Researchers and Engineers, D.E. Shaw Research; New York, NY (13 December 2023)

    Machine learning researchers and engineers with impressive records of academic and professional achievements sought to join our interdisciplinary team in New York City.

    This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with our chemists, biologists, and computer scientists to expand the group’s efforts applying machine learning to drug discovery, biomolecular simulation, and biophysics. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in developing deep learning techniques, as well as strong Python programming skills. Relevant areas of experience might include molecular dynamics, structural biology, medicinal chemistry, cheminformatics, and/or quantum chemistry, but specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical than intellectual curiosity, versatility, and a track record of achievement and innovation in the field of machine learning.

    D. E. Shaw Research develops and uses advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Among our core technologies is a proprietary special-purpose supercomputer called ANTON® which we designed and constructed to perform molecular dynamics simulations more than 100 times faster than the world’s fastest general-purpose supercomputers. We develop and refine advanced biomolecular modeling methods, software, and machine learning techniques on ANTON®, as well as on general-purpose supercomputers, in order to pursue both internal and collaborative drug discovery programs. Our research, technologies, and pharmaceutical expertise have each played an important role in bringing six drugs into clinical trials. Machine learning techniques are a rapidly-growing aspect of our research efforts. For example, we have developed and published neural networks that improve the accuracy of quantum chemistry models, and have trained deep learning models to generate optimized molecules for drug discovery.

    We are looking to add innovative contributors who share our commitment to fostering a stimulating, positive, and collaborative work environment.
    To submit an application, please use THIS LINK.

    D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We embrace diversity along all dimensions, and respect and value the unique qualities, perspectives, and identities of every person in our group. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which we operate.
    The expected annual base salary for this position is $300,000–$600,000. Our compensation package also includes variable compensation in the form of sign-on and year-end bonuses, and generous benefits, including relocation and immigration assistance. The applicable annual base salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background. We follow a hybrid work schedule, in which employees work from the office on Tuesday through Thursday, and have the option of working from home on Monday and Friday.

  • Post-bac Researcher in the Prof. Skidmore Computational Biophysics Lab, Skidmore College (28 November 2023)

    Prof. Aurelia Ball at Skidmore College is looking to hire a post-bac researcher for an NSF-funded research position in her Computational Biophysics Lab. The position is for one year with a possible renewal for a second year, and could start as soon as January, but could also start in May for applicants graduating in May.

    You can find a complete description of this exciting opportunity HERE!

    Please contact Prof. Ball with any questions at Kball@skidmore.edu

  • Liebig College Exchange Program for Summer 2024, Giessen, Germany (24 November 2023)

    The Liebig-College in Giessen, Germany, promotes the careers of highly motivated university students (advanced undergraduates, early master students) through early exposure to top-level research. During the summer months, selected students are offered scholarships that allows them to participate in a project in one of the chemistry research groups at JLU Giessen and also to take intensive courses from world-renowned experts in their fields. Detailed information can be found HEREApplication deadline is February 16, 2024.

    Nominations and further information can be found at the Liebig-College website.

    Secondly, JLU Giessen just recently opened a digital campus in the framework of the “Virtual International Program” (VIP), and the Liebig-College Lectures are part of it.  This means that every student can enroll in the VIP, independently from the Liebig-College scholarship!  After successful completion of their course, they are also able to grant up to 3 ECTS.
    For detailed information regarding the VIP, please visit their homepage.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning for Materials Science, Linköping University, Sweden (9 October 2023)

    Linköping University, Sweden, seeks a postdoctoral researcher in Machine Learning for Materials Science. Formally based at the Division of Statistics and Machine Learning, Department of Computer and Information Science, you will contribute to developing novel machine learning methods to aid in the quest for new ultra-thin materials, with applications in energy storage, catalysis, and water treatment, to mention a few. You will be part of the cross-disciplinary project The 2D Materials Frontier and work in close collaboration with world-leading experts on 2D materials in Linköping and Uppsala. More information is available HERE. Application deadline: November 3, 2023

    Contact person: Fredrik Lindsten, Senior Associate Professor of Machine Learning, fredrik.lindsten@liu.se

  • Machine Learning Researchers and Engineers, D.E. Shaw Research, New York, NY (9 October 2023)

    Machine learning researchers and engineers with impressive records of academic and professional achievements sought to join our interdisciplinary team in New York City.

    This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with our chemists, biologists, and computer scientists to expand the group’s efforts applying machine learning to drug discovery, biomolecular simulation, and biophysics. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise in developing deep learning techniques, as well as strong Python programming skills. Relevant areas of experience might include molecular dynamics, structural biology, medicinal chemistry, cheminformatics, and/or quantum chemistry, but specific knowledge of any of these areas is less critical than intellectual curiosity, versatility, and a track record of achievement and innovation in the field of machine learning.

    D. E. Shaw Research develops and uses advanced computational technologies to understand the behavior of biologically and pharmaceutically significant molecules at an atomic level of detail, and to design precisely targeted, highly selective drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Among our core technologies is a proprietary special-purpose supercomputer called ANTON® which we designed and constructed to perform molecular dynamics simulations more than 100 times faster than the world’s fastest general-purpose supercomputers. We develop and refine advanced biomolecular modeling methods, software, and machine learning techniques on ANTON®, as well as on general-purpose supercomputers, in order to pursue both internal and collaborative drug discovery programs. Our research, technologies, and pharmaceutical expertise have each played an important role in bringing six drugs into clinical trials. Machine learning techniques are a rapidly-growing aspect of our research efforts. For example, we have developed and published neural networks that improve the accuracy of quantum chemistry models, and have trained deep learning models to generate optimized molecules for drug discovery.

    We are looking to add innovative contributors who share our commitment to fostering a stimulating, positive, and collaborative work environment.

    To submit an application, please use their LINK.

    D. E. Shaw Research is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a diverse workforce. We embrace diversity along all dimensions, and respect and value the unique qualities, perspectives, and identities of every person in our group. We welcome inquiries from all exceptionally well-qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, caste, gender identity, pregnancy, caregiver status, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, disability, or status in any other category protected in this regard by law in any jurisdiction in which we operate.

    The expected annual base salary for this position is $300,000–$600,000. Our compensation package also includes variable compensation in the form of sign-on and year-end bonuses, and generous benefits, including relocation and immigration assistance. The applicable annual base salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background. We follow a hybrid work schedule, in which employees work from the office on Tuesday through Thursday, and have the option of working from home on Monday and Friday.

  • Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions for FSU's Quantum Initiative, Tallahassee, FL (4 October 2023)

    Florida State University’s Initiative in Quantum Science and Engineering (FSU Quantum) is seeking tenure-track / tenured faculty (all ranks) interested in all aspects of Quantum Theory. The openings are part of a new quantum science initiative, meaning that successful applicants will be matched with the departments participating in the initiative (physics, chemistry, computer science, etc.). Details can be found HERE.

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational/Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh, PA (29 Sep 2023)

    THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in computational/theoretical chemistry beginning Fall term 2024.

    Applications will be accepted from candidates whose research interests lie in any area of modern computational/theoretical chemistry. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in computational/theoretical chemistry or related discipline, with postdoctoral experience being a plus. Evaluation of applications will begin Oct 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

    In order to ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received through the University’s Talent Center system. Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, and a diversity statement. In addition, three reference letters are required and should be sent to chrasst@pitt.edu by the writers.

    Visit our website, to learn more about our department.

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions (2) in Chemistry at UC Santa Cruz, CA (27 Sept 2023)

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications in two distinct positions: an Assistant or Associate Professor in Computational Materials Science, and an Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology. Full descriptions of each position, with links to the full postings, can be accessed HERE.

    The initial review dates for the positions are:
    ● 11/14/2023 for Chemical Biology
    ● 11/27/2023 for Computational Materials

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions (2) in Chemistry at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX (27 Sept 2023)

    Positions No. 51413/50554. The Department of Chemistry at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions open to all areas of chemistry with interests including, but not limited to, the areas of inorganic chemistry and theoretical/computational chemistry, both broadly defined. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and aim to create an environment where all members of our community can thrive, irrespective of their race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or any other personal characteristic. While an appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor is anticipated, extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered. The start date is expected to be August 1, 2024.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Completion of a PhD in Chemistry or field related to experimental or theoretical chemistry Preferred qualifications: Postdoctoral or other post-graduate research experience;
    • Track record of outstanding research and peer-reviewed publications;
    • Potential to build a successful and innovative research program;
    • Effective teaching, mentoring, and outreach/service that includes PhD students, postdocs, and undergraduate students.

    Application: Applications can be submitted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/128541 for theoretical/ computational chemistry and http://apply.interfolio.com/128540 for all other areas of chemistry.

    The attached PDF will provide addition information about the positions and SMU.

    Review of applications will begin after 20 October 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. 

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Haverford College, Haverford PA (27 Sept 2023)

    Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to start in Fall semester 2024. The successful candidate will have a research focus in computational physics, very broadly defined, in an area complementary to existing research in the department. Some examples could include atmosphere/oceanic/climate science, data science, materials science, neuroscience, environmental science, machine learning applications in physics, or quantum computing (this list is given to invite a broad pool of applicants and is not exhaustive).

    For more information about Haverford and this position please see here.

    Haverford College is steadfastly committed to diversity and access, informed by its longstanding emphasis on social justice, and strongly encourages candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in Physics to apply.

    A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required (a Ph.D. in Information Technology, Information Science, Data Science, Applied Math, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics, Engineering, or other related fields may be considered for this position, Ph.D. date by September 1, 2024). Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

    The successful applicant will be expected to pursue a productive independent research program with undergraduate students, contribute to teaching at all levels of the physics curriculum (including the full breadth of our introductory courses, at least half of the upper-level core curriculum, and our computational physics course), and may contribute new advanced courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Haverford has an established Scientific Computing Concentration, and contributions to this program will be valued. Engagement with other interdisciplinary initiatives (e.g., environmental studies, neuroscience, or biological physics) is also welcome.

    Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement (2-3 pages) that highlights the use of varied pedagogies as well as successes and challenges as a teacher, a research statement that describes both current and planned future research projects and how these will engage undergraduates (2-3 pages), a statement on inclusion and diversity (2-3 pages) describing experience with strategies to create inclusive learning environments that enable students with varying backgrounds and experiences to thrive, and names and contact details for three people able to write letters of recommendation. Haverford College embraces the teacher-scholar model, and candidates are encouraged to list letter writers who, together, can address the candidate’s abilities and promise as a teacher, mentor, and researcher.

    Please apply by 11.59 pm ET on Monday, 2nd October 2023, for full consideration.

    Questions about the position or application process should be directed to hc-physicssearch@haverford.edu.

     

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Chemistry at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME (10 August 2023)

    Bowdoin College’s Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2024. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is expected by the date of appointment. Preference will be for candidates who take computational approaches to address chemical problems, informed by a physical chemistry perspective, broadly defined. We are especially interested in candidates able to make connections to existing programs at the College (such as Biochemistry, Digital and Computational Studies, or Environmental Studies), strengthen one or more of the interdisciplinary tracks through our major (e.g. neurochemical, geochemical, or environmental), or bring new knowledge and skills to the department (e.g. macromolecular chemistry, green chemistry, or bioinorganic chemistry).    

    The successful applicant will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of nine faculty members, six laboratory instructors, an instrumentation specialist, and an academic coordinator: https://www.bowdoin.edu/chemistry/. The teaching load is three courses per year, which includes rotating responsibility for introductory chemistry; an intermediate-level physical chemistry course, and a computational chemistry course informed by the candidate’s research strengths. Full-time laboratory instructor support is provided for most courses.  

     Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful research and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence.) We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and those who demonstrate the potential to develop a funded, active, and productive research program that involves undergraduates. 

    The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College: https://www.bowdoin.edu/accessibility/index.html. We recognize that recruiting faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, the College has developed a policy for considering short-term (non-renewable), part-time faculty appointments for academic spouses and partners and will facilitate outreach and networking for non-academic spouses and partners. In addition, visa sponsorships are available.  

     Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. Support for teaching, grant-writing, digital initiatives, computing software, and community partnerships in courses is readily available to all faculty. The College also offers robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks.   

    Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a description of your research plans that includes ideas for securing funding and the involvement of undergraduate researchers; 4) a statement that addresses your teaching interests and expertise, as well as how your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship and mentorship support our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion; and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.   

    Review of applications will begin Sept. 25, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. 

    For more information, please visit THIS LINK.

  • Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry, Computational Biochemistry or Cheminformatics. Santa Clara University (7 August 2023)

    Purpose:
    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Santa Clara University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor beginning fall 2024. Santa Clara University is a highly ranked Jesuit, Catholic university with an ACS-approved undergraduate program and is located in the Silicon Valley. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to teach chemistry effectively to a diverse student body, establish an externally funded and productive undergraduate research program in computational  chemistry, computational biochemistry, or cheminformatics (broadly defined), contribute to departmental research and teaching objectives, and participate in service-related activities.  We encourage applications from scientists who will establish an active research program involving undergraduate students in predictive modeling, quantum chemistry, molecular simulations, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or big data analytics as applied to complex (bio)chemical problems. In silico approaches may be paired with wet lab approaches as well, but are not necessary.

    Salary Range:
    Tenure-stream assistant professor starting salary can range from $98,135 to $109,000, based on the number of years of teaching experience. Benefits are competitive. Recognizing the high cost of housing in the local area, the University has established two housing assistance programs for qualified faculty: [1] a rental assistance program and [2] a purchase assistance program. For details, please refer to: https://www.scu.edu/provost/policies-and-procedures/support-for-faculty/housing-assistance/

    Qualifications:
    Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely allied field is required, along with a strong commitment to teaching and undergraduate research.

    Preferred Qualifications: 
    1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.
    (2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduates.

    Rank and Salary:
    Assistant Professor; competitive salary and benefits package including housing assistance program

    Starting Date: September 1, 2024

    Application Deadline:  September 15, 2023

    Additional details and application instructions can be found HERE.
  • VMD Programmer/Research Programmer - Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois (7 August 2023)
    Contribute to the development, implementation, and testing of molecular visualization and analysis algorithms for the molecular modeling software Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD). This work often involves exciting and pioneering science projects, including close collaboration with talented application scientists to develop new VMD features and capabilities which enable bleeding-edge simulation science.
    Champaign-Urbana, Illinois is:  1) a “micro-urban” and international university town with multiple lively music, arts, and cultural scenes   2) very affordable (academic salaries go far!)
    Link to the official announcement can be found HERE:
    Application deadline: 6:00 pm (CST) on August 18, 2023
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientists, Geochemistry Dept., Sandia National Laboratories (28 June 2023)

    The Geochemistry Department at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico) seeks postdoctoral research scientists to support projects on the design and development of nanoporous materials for gas capture and separation. The postdoctoral researcher will perform molecular scale simulations (density functional theory), analyze data, and write peer-reviewed publications. This research includes close collaboration with inorganic chemists at Sandia to develop a molecular scale understanding of gas capture and separation mechanisms. A Ph.D. degree within the last five years in civil engineering, materials science, chemistry, geochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related discipline with experience in quantum atomistic simulations, methodologies, and software (periodic or gas phase).

    Additional information can be found HERE. You can also reach out to Jessica M. Rimsza, Ph.D., at jrimsza@sandia.gov

    If you are interested in this postdoctoral position, please apply online via THIS LINK.  The job reference number is 690339.

  • Postdoctoral Positions: Quantum Theory Project at the University of Florida (19 April 2023)

    The Rod Bartlett group in the Quantum Theory Project at the University of Florida, has two positions immediately available for quantum chemists. Experience in electronic structure theory from coupled-cluster theory to modern density functional theory required. Please contact bartlett@qtp.ufl.edu, 352-392-6974, and have two references send letters of recommendation.

  • Postdoctoral Position: Development of Force Field Methods, Aarhus University, Denmark (19 April 2023)

    An 18-month postdoctoral position is available within the Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University, working with Assoc. Prof. Frank Jensen. This position is available from July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible hereafter.  Applications must be received no later than May 15th 2023.

    A full description of this opportunity can be found HERE.

    If you need further information, please contact Prof. Frank Jensen directly at frj@chem.ua.dk.

  • Paid Summer Internships (14 total) at OpenEye, Cadence Molecular Sciences (21 Feb 2023)

    OpenEye, Cadence Molecular Sciences has just posted 14 paid internship positions open this summer in a broad array of areas. Some are in-person (with relocation assistance being offered) and but most are fully remote. Check them out in the links below.

    So, why intern at OpenEye, Cadence Molecular Sciences?  Gain industry experience in a professional, leading-edge scientific software engineering environment. Develop your problem solving abilities while contributing to challenging scientific and engineering projects. OpenEye, Cadence Molecular Sciences provides a fantastic opportunity to network with world-class scientists, engineers and determine the next steps in your career.

    Checkout the full list of positions at eyesopen.com/careers or on LinkedIn here.

  • Postdoctoral Position on Hybrid Quantum Chemistry on Hybrid Quantum Computers - DTU Chemistry (3 February 2023)

    Within the research project Hybrid Quantum Chemistry on Hybrid Quantum Computers, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we have an opening for a three-year postdoctoral position in the group of Professor Sonia Coriani at DTU Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark to work on the development of quantum chemical methods and algorithms for the prediction of molecular properties on hybrid classic-quantum architectures involving IBM’s NISQ quantum computers.

    The project “Hybrid Quantum Chemistry on Hybrid Quantum Computers” is at the border of quantum computing and quantum chemistry. It is a joint effort of the research groups of professor Sonia Coriani (DTU), Professor Stephan A. Sauer (University of Copenhagen, UCPH), and professor Jacob Kongsted (University of Southern Denmark, SDU). The ideal candidate for the position is a good communicator in both written and spoken English, is independent, and enjoys collaborating with others from diverse backgrounds as well as supporting more junior group members. Following a startup period, eight early career researchers (postdoc and/or PhD’s) will work jointly on different parts of this common project.

    Complete details and the application link can be found HERE.

  • Candidates for the IDEAL PhD Fellowship, Madrid, Spain (3 February 2023)

    Prof. Fernando Martín is seeking for candidates to develop a thesis project on the “Theoretical Modelling of Attosecond Dynamics Induced by X-ray Free-Electron Lasers.

    IMDEA Nanociencia´s first call for applications for the IDEAL PhD Fellowship Programme is now OPEN, with a deadline of October 4, 2023.

    Potential candidates interested in applying can read about the IDEAL PhD fellowship and training programme should visit the IDEAL PhD webpage. Applicants will be asked register and submit their application through the IDEAL PhD website:  Apply now – IDEAL PhD Cofund (idealcofund-project.eu)

  • Quantum Chemical Postdoctoral Researcher, St. Bonaventure University, New York (3 February 2023)

    Prof. Scott Simpson is seeking a Quantum Chemical Postdoctoral Researcher starting in August of 2023 (half teaching and half research).  The research, which focuses on hydrogen storage and catalysis, will principally involve looking at molecules absorbed to surfaces with non-local Density Functional Theory (DFT).

    A full description of the position can be found HERE

    Any questions about the position can be answered by emailing Prof. Simpson at ssimpson@sbu.edu.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Qianyi Cheng Research Group, University of Memphis (11 January 2023)

    The University of Memphis Department of Chemistry invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position under the direction of Dr. Qianyi Cheng with a proposed start date of May 1st, 2023 or earlier. The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. degree, preferably in Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related discipline. The work will focus on application of state-of-the-art Data Mining/Natural Language Processing techniques for information extraction, development of classical machine-learning models for protocols and applying the protocol in computational chemistry/biochemistry research. The candidate must also have knowledge on use of high-performance computing facilities. The ideal candidate would demonstrate record of scientific excellence (for example, through publications, talks, or software products) and experience working in a team environment and ability to work collaboratively. Knowledge and practices of NLP/DM/ML principles will be preferred.

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references submitted on-line at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/34562
    Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow for the "Development of Quantum Chemistry Algorithms for Quantum Computers, Stephan Sauer Research Group, University of Copenhagen (6 Jan 2023)

    The Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in Quantum Computing and its application to Chemistry. This 3-year position is within the focused research project “Hybrid Quantum Chemistry on Hybrid Quantum Computers”, recently funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.  Prof. Stephan Sauer is seeking an experienced programmer to work on the development of quantum chemistry algorithms for IBM’s noisy intermediate-scale (NISQ) quantum computers.

    Further information and application instructions can be found HERE.

    The application deadline is January 23rd!