Position Information: Description
This position is full-time and benefitted; the appointment is for 18 months. The successful candidate will work in the research group of Dr. Deniz Cakir and contribute to ongoing research on the MAB phases (which are atomically laminated, ternary transition metal borides) using Density Functional Theory, Machine Learning, and Dynamical Mean Field Theory. Applicant should have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, and material science, and is expected to be independent, highly motivated, have very good communication skills and must possess collaborative skills to work with experimentalists.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will conduct first-principle simulations to understand material properties of novel MAB phases. The candidate will help Dr. Cakir in training graduate students in research and computational tools. It is expected that the candidate will make a significant contribution to both current and future research projects of Dr. Cakir's group.
A Ph.D. in the physical sciences (Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science)Experience with programming (such as Python)Expert knowledge of first-principles calculations using DFT (VASP is highly preferred)Experience in crystal structure prediction and high-throughout calculationsSuccessful completion of criminal history records check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.
Experience in the first-principles many-body approaches (especially DFT +DMFT) and machine learningExperience in electrochemistry (such as constructing Pourbaix diagrams) and cluster expansion are highly preferred
Minimum Hiring Salary
Work Schedule/Start DateStart date of November 1, 2021. This is an 18 month position.To Apply
For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm on October 4, 2021.
Position is open until filled.
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