Seeking postdoctoral fellow to develop predictive framework for synthesis and selectivity

30 May 2017

The group of Prof. Kristin Persson within the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. We are looking for someone with the desire and imagination to drive novel methods in computational materials design, particularly focused on developing a rational predictive framework for synthesis and stabilization of select polymorphs.

Responsibilities

  • Develop novel methods in computational materials design, focused on developing a rational predictive framework for synthesis and selectivity of polymorphs through different synthetic procedures.
  • Compile data into research databases and perform first-principles calculations using e.g. VASP, Abinit, etc.
  • Perform calculations to predict thermodynamic and kinetic properties.
  • Develop codes as necessary to interface with existing Materials Project high-throughput and data storage frameworks.
  • Prepare and develop research materials for publications, reports, and presentations.
  • Based on research and analytical findings, write and publish reports.

Qualifications

Essential

  • A Ph.D. in physics/chemistry/materials science or a related field.
  • Experience in electronic structure calculations.
  • Excellent object-oriented code development expertise.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • The ability to work as an independent researcher with a high level of scientific judgment and initiative.
  • Participation in collaborative efforts as a member of a diverse research team.

Preferred

  • Python programming experience.
  • Database development experience.
  • Experience with datamining / statistical learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to support Principal Investigators in preparing proposals and project management.


Applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and a CV in pdf format to persson-apply@lists.lbl.gov.

As long as there is a link to this post on the home page, applications are still welcome.