Simons Center Fellows in Computational Physical Chemistry at NYU

The Simons Center for Computational Physical Chemistry (SCCPC) at NYU invites a new round of applications from outstanding young scientists, who are within three years of receiving their PhD, for independent three-year Simons Center Fellowships. Fellows will be selected on the basis of their exceptional accomplishments to date, evidence of strong intellectual drive, and the promise of the research they plan to undertake in the broad areas of theoretical and computational chemistry.

While Fellows will enjoy complete independence in their research, they are strongly encouraged to establish collaborations with the theoretical chemistry faculty ( ) and other NYU faculty affiliated with the center. The Fellows will benefit from, and will be directly involved in, the multifaceted activities of the SCCPC, which include organizing several annual multi-day international workshops focusing on the frontiers of theoretical/computational chemistry and hosting theoretical chemistry colloquia having both established and early-career scientists as the speakers. This will enable the Fellows to network extensively with the leaders in the field. Formal mentoring committees will be established to guide Fellows towards obtaining an independent research position at the end of their time in the Center.

The Fellows are appointed for a three-year term, typically beginning on January 1 for this round, although there is flexibility about the start date. They receive an annual stipend of $85,000, benefits, research funds of up to $10,000, and may request reimbursement for up to $2000 of relocation costs.

The SCCPC provides a supportive environment to all of its trainees. Women and members of underrepresented groups in Computational Physical Chemistry are especially encouraged to apply; fellowships are open to all nationalities.

Candidates need to submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a research statement (in which faculty with whom they foresee collaboration may be identified), and (3) three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the candidate’s PhD advisor. Interviews will be conducted with the candidates identified as the most promising based on the application materials.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting now.

The application deadline for this round of fellows is September 1, 2022.

Candidates can apply here:

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