Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jul 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-05-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia and the School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks qualified candidates for a Research Associate in the lab of Professor Keivan Esfarjani in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The candidate will conduct research in the broad area of thermal transport. The research work will involve modeling of transport of charge and heat using first-principles DFT methods. The successful candidate will also be interacting with the experimental groups working on nanoscale heat transfer at UVA.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field by the time of appointment. Candidates should also have a strong background in solid-state physics, expertise in the usage of DFT codes such as SIESTA and Quantum Espresso, transport formalism and molecular dynamics simulations, as well as extensive experience in computer programming. Familiarity with the Fortran language would be a plus.

To apply, visit and search for posting 0619891. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page letter of research interest, and contact information for three professional references. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Keivan Esfarjani at

This position is a one year appointment based on the availability of funds. The starting date is negotiable, but will preferably be no later than spring of 2017. Review of the applications will begin November 28, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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