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PhD Candidate in Advanced synthesis of lubricant additives
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
We are looking for candidates with a background in one or ideally more of these areas: organic chemistry, tribology, experimental physics, chemical engineering, materials science.

Lubrication is a complex problem with many different physical and chemical processes occurring on different length scales. Lubricants are used for achieving the required level of friction and wear rates in moving systems, keeping low wear, controlling friction, minimizing energy losses, etc. A lubricant consists of base fluid and additive package, which is the component in the lowest proportion (1-30%) providing the functionalities to the base fluid. This PhD position has the goal of developing new multifunctional additives to reduce the number of chemicals simplifying lubricant formulations and production methods making the recycling processes easier and affordable for producers, users and policy makers. Achieving this goal will bring forward the green and sustainable goals Europe has set for the future of our economy and our environment. We are looking for a PhD candidate able to synthetize and test the new substances we have in mind for this project.

For more information, please contact Prof. Nuria Espallargas.
Post Doc - DFT simulations of fluids and interfaces
N.I.S.T.
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is recruiting postdoctoral scientists and engineers to join an interdisciplinary team developing a new spectroscopy for intermolecular interactions. The team anticipates the need for physical scientists or engineers in the area of DFT simulations of fluids and interfaces.

The positions are located at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD campuses of NIST and a PhD in a related field is highly recommended. The identified candidate may perform work as a physicist, chemist, chemical engineer, material scientist, electronics engineer or similar. Prior experience relevant to the technical area is required. More detailed project descriptions are posted here: https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/electric-acoustic-spectroscopy-intermolecular-interactions-solution.
Interested applicants should send their resume or CV and a cover letter to Dr. Chris Muzny (chris.muzny@nist.gov). Review of applications will be ongoing until all positions are filled.

Link: https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/electric-acoustic-spectroscopy-intermolecular-interactions-solution
PostDoc - Collaborative experimental/theoretical/computational investigation of concentrated protein formulations
NIST
This project is a collaborative effort between NCNR and a major pharmaceutical company.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604812800
https://www.nist.gov/ncnr/postdoctoral-position-ncnr-june-2021

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join us to study protein-protein and protein-excipient interactions in concentrated protein formulations using scattering techniques. The postdoc will have opportunities to work closely with industrial scientists as well as collaborate with scientists on NIST campus. This position is open for US citizens only.

Project Description:

There is an urgent need to understand protein-protein and protein-excipient behavior in high-concentration formulations sought in many pharmaceutical products. X-ray and neutron scattering have been traditionally used to study long- and short-ranged interactions in a variety of polymer and protein systems. Understanding interactions between monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) including their anisotropic component is critical to accurately predict the properties of concentrated mAb solutions, and model their stability and phase behavior. By closely working with industrial scientists, this project aims to develop methods to extract anisotropic interaction models for pharmaceutically relevant proteins. Combining the theoretical development, experimental efforts
using SANS and SAXS, and molecular simulation, we hope to significantly improve the accuracy of anisotropic protein-protein interaction models used to understand mAb-based therapeutic
solutions.


Contacts:
If interested, please feel free to contact Dr. Yun Liu (yun.liu@nist.gov ), Dr. Vincent Shen
(Vincent.shen@nist.gov ), Dr. Wick Hatch (harold.hatch@nist.gov) or Dr. Alexander Grishaev
(alexander.grishaev@nist.gov ).
Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604812800
Postdoc opportunities (limited to US citizens) in thermophysical properties at NIST-Boulder
NIST
Two-year postdoctoral fellowships, awarded through a twice-yearly competition, are available in the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.
Since they are sponsored by the National Research Council, only U.S. citizens are eligible.

To see the available topics, go to the following site:
http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunities.aspx?LabCode=50
and search for these Adviser last names:
Harvey
Huber
Jeerage
Lemmon
Lovestead
McLinden
Widegren

More information on the application process is available here:
http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Program.aspx?LabCode=50
The next application deadline is August 1.
NRC postdoctoral opportunity on viscosity prediction for organic compounds at NIST (limited to U.S. citizens)
NIST
An opportunity for a competitive postdoctoral award is available at the Thermodynamics Research Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, USA. This is a part of the NRC Research Associateship Programs conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Fellowships Office. The opportunity is open for U.S. citizens only. The details can be found at http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=50&ROPCD=506472&RONum=C0363. The application deadlines are February 1 and August 1.
Link: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=50&ROPCD=506472&RONum=C0363
NRC postdoctoral opportunity on AI techniques for property information acquisition and analysis at NIST/Boulder (limited to U.S. citizens)
NIST
An opportunity for a competitive postdoctoral award is available at the Thermodynamics Research Center of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, USA. This is a part of the NRC Research Associateship Programs conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Fellowships Office. The opportunity is open for U.S. citizens only. The details can be found at http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=50&ROPCD=506472&RONum=C0461. The application deadlines are February 1 and August 1.
Link: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=50&ROPCD=506472&RONum=C0461
Postdoc, precision interferometry and gas metrology
NIST
Several precision measurements are needed in support of pressure/temperature standards based on refractive-index gas metrology.

Among these include:
magnetizability of noble gases
refractivity virial coefficients
multi-color dispersion of helium, neon, argon

Link: https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/si-length-and-traceability
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Thermal Separations Technology
Stellenbosch University
An opportunity for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of thermal separations technology at the Department of Process Engineering at Stellenbosch University is currently available. The focus of the position would be on thermodynamics, phase behaviour, distillation and/or extraction principles with particular focus on either high pressure/supercritical applications or low pressure thermodynamics and modelling thereof. The position will be awarded initially for a period of one year but may be extended based on performance and availability of funds.
Link: https://process.sun.ac.za/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Advert_PostDoc_ST2020.pdf
Post-doctoral researcher: Water and aqueous salt solutions under extreme conditions
University of Lyon
Viscosity measurements and Raman spectroscopy of light and heavy water and aqueous solutions in diamond anvil cells
Link: http://ilm-perso.univ-lyon1.fr/~fcaupin/pdf/H2D2OX_post-doc_2021.pdf
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