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The Jackson Lab is a theoretical and computational soft materials research group, housed in the Chemistry Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Our work integrates molecular quantum mechanics, computational statistical mechanics, and machine learning to characterize the multiscale structure and function of soft materials with useful optoelectronic, bioelectronic, and sustainability applications.

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

We are looking for postdoctoral researchers who have recently finished their Ph.D. in molecular or materials modeling, broadly defined (e.g. classical atomistic or coarse-grained simulation, computational chemistry, quantum dynamics). Candidates with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science are preferred. Interested candidates should contact Prof. Jackson directly at jacksonn@illinois.edu, and should enclose their CV and a one page letter of introduction.

Graduate Research Opportunities

We are looking for motivated and talented graduate students interested in theoretical and computational chemistry and materials science. Admitted graduate students interested in joining the group are welcome to contact Prof. Jackson at any time (jacksonn@illinois.edu)! Previous experience in computer programming and molecular simulation is desirable but not required. A strong background and interest in mathematics and the physical sciences is required.

Prospective graduate students interested in the group are welcome to apply through: https://chemistry.illinois.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Highly motivated and talented undergraduates from all departments are always welcome to discuss research opportunities available in the laboratory both during the academic year and the summer. Interested undergraduate should contact Prof. Jackson directly at jacksonn@illinois.edu, and should enclose a current (unofficial) transcript and CV.