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.
 “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).
 “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).
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.
Rubinstein group at the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD), Hokkaido University seeks outstanding candidates for an appointment as postdoctoral researchers in polymer simulations.
The Laboratory of Agent Based Simulation (LABSS-CNR) is opening a 2-year
post-doc position investigating the role of social norms in the spread of
misinformation about the Covid pandemic in online communities.
A 2-year postdoc position between the group of U. Ferrari (stat. phys. and
neuroscience) and D. Dalkara (gene therapy and animal models) will open
at the Vision Institute in Paris.
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.
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.