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Post Doc Fellow, UC Sim Center
University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
Date Posted 12/10/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for a postdoctoral position for the UC Simulation Center. The UC Simulation Center is a UC Engineering and Procter & Gamble collaboration.  The Center was established to support undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students providing them with the opportunity to perform research activities with P&G technical staff.  It is located in UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub. For more information, please visit our website at https://ceas.uc.edu/research/centers-labs/uc-simulation-center.html .


The Center is seeking a computational chemist to lead the development and application of thermodynamic models which are required to design new biodegradable biopolymers and synthetic polymers.

Essential Functions
  • The individual will develop and refine approaches to assess solvation properties of polymers related to conformation and folding and apply to natural and synthetic resins.
  • The individual must be able to work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists at P&G to define the model requirements, use polymer free energy calculations to capture solvent state and relate to coordination of polymer to enzyme.

Minimum Requirements
  • A Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related field with a specialization in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, and statistical mechanics is required. The candidate must have a deep understanding of Molecular Dynamics, Free Energy Calculations, and Enhanced Sampling Techniques and experience with at least one programming language. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The individual must be able to effectively collaborate with Research and Development, management, and the academic community.

Application Instructions

Applicants must supply CV, cover letter and minimum of two references. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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