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Date: Thu Feb 4 15:29:33 2021
Subject: 21.02.04 Computational Catalysis Postdoc Opening
There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the Molecular Science and
Engineering Lab ( directed by Dr. Neeraj Rai. The successful candidate
 will model solution phase heterogeneous catalytic process for biomass conversion. The systems of
 interest are hierarchical zeolites, and transition metal catalysts. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, or a related
 discipline. Experience is required in periodic density functional calculation using codes such
 as (CP2K, VASP, etc.). The successful applicant is also expected to have programming experience.  

The postdoctoral associate position is a full-time, benefits-eligible 12-month basis appointment.
 The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of extension based on the performance
 and the availability of funding. 

MSU is one of the largest public institutions of higher learning in the state of Mississippi. 
According to Carnegie Foundation, MSU is a very high research activity doctoral university (R1). 
MSU had over $244 million in research expenditure for the year 2018. 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 
Applicants should apply via the MSU employment website 
( (Job No: 502026)  and include 
a detailed vita, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names 
and addresses of three references.  Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and 
continue until the position is filled.
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