Post Doctoral Research Associate (Computational Materials in Clean Water Systems)

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY, USA 🇺🇸


Kate Gleason College of Engineering

KGCOE Mechanical Engineering

Job Summary

Job Responsibilities

The Clean Energy and Water (CEW) lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering needs to hire one postdoc in the research direction of computational materials in clean water systems.
Scarcity of freshwater and the increasing need for water supplies are already critical in many arid regions and are becoming increasingly important. Development of better membrane materials and structure for water purification is vital for life. We seek a postdoc focusing on computational investigations of the stability of membrane structures in solution and transportation of water/ions inside membrane.

Provide DFT/MD calculation support for understanding the data obtained from our experimental team
Mentor junior members in the lab for MD calculations
Maintain all the computational resources in the lab
Help supervisor of the CEW lab writing papers and proposals

Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.

Required Qualifications

Advance degree: PhD

Preferred Qualifications

Required Minimum Education Level: PhD

Work Location: Henrietta Campus — 100%

FLSA Category: Exempt

Employment Category: Fulltime

Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

What do we believe at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you’ll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

The mechanical engineering masters prepares graduates to support the design of engineered systems through the application of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and tools of mechanical engineering. Students will work independently as well as collaboratively with leaders in industry, while demonstrating the professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineering profession. Ultimately, graduates will enhance their skills through formal education and training, independent inquiry, and professional development.

How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Commitment To Safety

COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan. Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website. As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions may be granted: (1) to employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or disability; (2) on the basis of an employee’s sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, or (3) to employees who are fully remote and sign an Employee Attestation stating that they will not be on campus for any reason, nor will they participate in any in-person university-sponsored activities.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development