21st July 2018 : Stat Mech Postdoc Opening at Duke

Dear Colleagues,

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in
theoretical and computational statistical mechanics, to work primarily
with Patrick Charbonneau at Duke University
(https://chem.duke.edu/labs/charbonneau), as part of the “Simons
Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem”

The project generally focuses on obtaining a fundamental description of
amorphous solids, using both statistical mechanics theory and computer
simulations of realistic and idealized systems. The specific goal of
this position is to obtain a microsopic understanding of the structure
and dynamics of supercooled liquids and amorphous solids, notably
through comparing and contrasting numerical results with predictions
from mean-field theory.

The postdoc is expected to collaborate actively with other investigators
in the collaboration, and thus to visit participating research groups.
The postdoc is also expected to participate in scientific events and
discussions related to the Simons collaboration.

Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, or related fields,
with experience in statistical mechanics, computer programming and
simulation algorithms. The start date should (ideally) be between
November 2018 and March 2019. More details and applications can be found
at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11259

Thanks for sharing broadly.



Patrick Charbonneau
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA