We are hiring!

Postdoctoral Scholars

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

Possible directions include

  • Development of multiscale simulation methods for electronic structures and large-scale dynamics in biomacromolecules and materials

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

  • Applying existing and new computational methods to study multiscale processes in catalysis and photochemistry

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 (broadly defined), molecular dynamics simulations, sampling techniques, 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.

Additionally, candidates who seek to work on AI-related projects in our group can consider applying for the Experiential Artificial Intelligence Postdoc Fellowship. Admission to the program is competitive. Applications to this program will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, with the first evaluation period starting March 15, 2021; successful applicants to this cohort-based program will begin their appointments on July 1, 2021. If you plan to apply and choose our mentor team, please let me know.

Graduate Students

We are looking for motivated graduate 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.

Prospective PhD students should apply to Northeastern's Chemistry PhD program.

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

  • Excellent computing resources including both CPUs and GPUs, generously 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.