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Postdoctoral Scholars - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 10th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


School of Physical Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Position: Postdoctoral Scholars – Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

A postdoctoral research position will become available in the group of Professor Emeritus R. Benny Gerber at the University of California at Irvine, with a starting date of October 1, 2019. The initial position is for one year, with possible extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The research topic will be theoretical and computational studies of thermally induced molecular reactions on liquid water surfaces, and of photochemical reactions in water clusters and aerosols. The project is likely to involve method and code development. Cooperation with experimental groups in atmospheric chemistry is planned. Candidates should have obtained their Ph.D. in theoretical or computational chemistry or in a related research area. Interested candidates should write to Professor R.B. Gerber at and should apply online at Applicants should include:

(1) A C.V.;
(2) A list of publications;
(3) A letter stating research interests and background.

Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Professor Gerber.

The postdoctoral project may require travel to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, where part of the Gerber group is working. Funds for such a trip will be provided.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Please include list of publications on your C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter should state research interests and background.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required