We are hiring!

Postdoctoral Scholars

We are looking for highly-motivated postdoctoral scholars to join our interdisciplinary team. Evaluation of applications begins immediately and is on a rolling basis. The positions will remain open until filled.

Possible directions include

  • Development of novel ways to combine quantum chemical methods or multiscale simulation methods with machine learning

  • Applying existing and new computational methods to study biological or heterogeneous catalysis, the photoexcitation of biomolecules and materials, etc.

Other projects that align with our general interest are also possible.

Programming skills (Python or Fortran preferred, but not required) are desired. Experiences with catalysis (biological, homogeneous, or heterogeneous), excited-state simulation methods, multiscale simulations, molecular dynamics simulations, sampling techniques, quantum computing, or machine learning are big pluses.

If you are interested, please send me an email at s.dong (AT) northeastern.edu with your CV and a cover letter. The CV should contain your full publication list, PhD completion date, and the names and contact information of three references who might be contacted for recommendations. The cover letter should contain information about your research interests, past research experiences, career goals, and why my lab might be a good fit for you.

Graduate Students

We are looking for highly-motivated graduate students to join our team.

To admitted PhD students and MS students: If you are interested in joining us or would simply like to know more about us, please email me at s.dong (AT) northeastern.edu. I would also love to learn more about your research interests, past academic experiences, and career goals.

To prospective PhD students: Please apply through Northeastern's Chemistry PhD program. You do not need my permission to apply. If you are interested in applying and would like to know more about us, you are welcome to email me as early as you see fit. You are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students curious about research are always welcome to contact me.

We offer

  • An open-minded and supportive PI

  • Mentorship on your academic life

  • Support to achieve your career goals

  • Excellent training in a wide range of computational methods

  • Exciting and interdisciplinary science that push the boundaries

  • Computing resources including both CPUs and GPUs, provided by Northeastern University

  • Opportunities to be involved in proposal writing to apply for other computing resources

  • Opportunities to collaborate with other top scientists around the world

  • Connections with industry in the Boston area

  • etc.

The list could go on. Please let me know if you have any questions!

We strive to build an open, inclusive, and supportive research/learning environment. We welcome new members of any race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, eligible age, or disability status.