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Date: Wed Apr 12 14:02:04 2017
Subject: 17.04.12 Postdoc Position in Computational Catalysis and Materials Science
The Turner Lab at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL, USA) is seeking
a postdoctoral student to work on modeling projects related to computational
catalysis and advanced materials synthesis.  Both projects involve the
development of advanced kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) simulation tools, so
strong programming skills (Fortran preferred) and previous computational
experience are desired, as well as a Ph.D. in a closely related field.  The
position pays approximately $47,500/yr, with an initial appointment of 1 
year that can be extended for additional years, based on performance.

The first project is a computational and experimental collaboration to
develop atomistically-precise catalysts for the direct epoxidation of
propylene to propylene oxide using gold-based catalysts.  Multi-scale
simulation techniques (DFT, KMC, continuum) are being designed to build a
model capable of predicting catalytic performance relevant to experimental
time-scales.  

The second project is focused on developing a KMC-based technique for
generating amorphous carbon structures for adsorption applications.  This
is a mimetic technique that is intended to minimize or eliminate the
reliance upon experimental scattering data for generating a realistic
atomistic model.  This project will primarily involve KMC model development,
as well as other Monte Carlo techniques for structural analysis.
Send a CV, a cover letter, and a list of 3 references to Prof. C. Heath
Turner: hturner+/-eng.ua.edu

Qualified applicants will be encouraged to submit a formal application via
the UA website: http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/40028

Additional information can be found at: http://TurnerResearchGroup.ua.edu
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