The Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron has an open position for a post-doctoral research scientist in the areas of low-temperature geochemistry applied to Astrobiology and the Origins of Life. The position requires a Ph.D. in Geochemistry or Chemistry or related field. The candidate must have experience in using a geochemical modeling software for water-rock interactions, preferably Geochemist’s Workbench® or EQ3/EQ6, to model water-rock interactions. The position is available immediately. The position includes, but is not restricted to, design and execution of modeling (and, potentially, experiments) to fulfill project goals, interpretation of results, writing and submitting manuscripts for publication, providing regular written and oral updates of progress on the project, working with our collaborators, helping to write research proposals for funding, maintaining the laboratory, training high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and being involved in outreach and education activities, as needed. Applicants should contact Prof. Nita Sahai. Prof. Sahai has appointments in the Department of Polymer Science, Department of Geosciences and the Integrated Bioscience Program at the University of Akron. The application should include the following documents: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, pdfs of two-three published papers, and names and contact information of at least three references. Send applications to: For more information, see: