The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and is committed to carrying out state-of-the-art research across a number of areas of physics such as materials physics, photonics, computational physics, high energy physics, atomic and nuclear physics, plasma physics, theoretical and quantum physics, and astrophysics. With approximately 20 research active faculty members, over 70 graduate students are mentored in research. More details about the department can be found at www.physics.unt.edu
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
The successful applicant will setup and perform simulations of solid-liquid interfaces of natural gas hydrates using classical and multiscale approaches. The work will include the generation and characterization of interfaces using classical force-fields based approaches. Unbiased and accurate multiscale simulations will be required to assess the interaction of chemical inhibitors with the model interfaces, exploiting density functional theory simulation coupled with density embedding and continuum embedding techniques. After appropriate validation, the postdoctoral researcher will setup efficient automated workflows for the characterization of molecule-hydrates interactions. Regular dissemination of the research results through scientific publications and oral presentations in national meetings is expected. The job will include partial supervision of less experienced researchers (PhD and undergraduate students) and the collaboration with other national and international research groups.
PhD degree in computational science, in particular in Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, or Chemistry, is required. Previous experience with classical Molecular dynamics and advanced electronic-structure calculations is requested.
Experience with Quantum Espresso, continuum models of solvation, or multiscale approaches is a plus.