PhD Intern for Gas Nucleation in Liquid Studies

Gas-liquid interactions and gas nucleation kinetics are fundamental to several complex fluid transformations critical to many formulated products and processes (FPP). An outstanding example is the process where a gas or a mixture of gases is purposely added into a liquid to be a propellant, and/or changing the fluid density as a result. Mastering and transforming this area will provide a clear competitive advantage to the Company for years to come. Critical opportunity areas that the role will play are:

Owning and establishing benchscale experimental methods for measuring gas solubility, nucleation kinetics and bubble growth to validate modeling efforts.

Developing strategies to corelate the efficiency of gas entrapment (or gas mixture) and stability in liquid through fundamental understanding of gas-liquid interactions.

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Company: Procter & Gamble
Location: Westchester, OH
Department: Research and Development
Type: Full Time
Pay: $55-61/hr DOE
Req Number: R000067575

NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at NIST on Computational Self-Assembly of Soft Matter Systems

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to use theory, molecular simulation, and machine learning to understand how chemical functionalization of soft matter systems (e.g., colloids, polymers) affects their self-assembly into different structures. Recent work has shown how phase diagrams can be predicted for multicomponent colloidal assemblies using novel structure enumeration schemes based on symmetry [1,2]. This project will focus on extending previous work and connecting it with experimentally viable design routes to enable the rational design and synthesis of colloidal crystals, monolayers, and functional materials.

[1] “Using symmetry to elucidate the importance of stoichiometry in colloidal crystal assembly,” N. A. Mahynski, E. Pretti, V. K. Shen, J. Mittal, Nature Commun., 10 2028 (2019).
[2] “Symmetry-based crystal structure enumeration in two dimensions,” E. Pretti, V. K. Shen, J. Mittal, N. A. Mahynski, J. Phys. Chem. A 124, 3276-3285 (2020).

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Postdoctoral research assistant

We are looking for a motivated postdoc to join our team on a project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and focusing on understanding the relations between spatial organization and metabolic interactions among microorganisms within phototrophic granules from a freshwater reservoir.

The project will focus on tracking spatial organisation and metabolic interactions using tools such as fluorescent microscopy, microfluidics, microprobes, and metabolomics. The ideal candidate should have a background in microbial physiology, biophysics (soft matter), analytical chemistry, or related fields.

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Assistant Professor in Soft Condensed Matter – Department of Physics – UC Berkeley

The Physics Department at the University of California, Berkeley is conducting an open search to fill a ten- ure-track faculty position for an Assistant Professor in Soft Condensed Matter with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. This position is open to all sub-fields of soft condensed matter, broadly defined, including but not limited to biological soft condensed matter physics, nonbiological soft condensed matter physics, and related areas of nonlinear physics.

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Application deadline: October 26, 2020

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Postdoctoral Fellowships for Princeton Center for Complex Materials

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM), an NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), announces the 2020 Princeton Materials Science Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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Application deadline: November 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST

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