Theory Facility Staff Scientist (Molecular Foundry)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
September 29, 2017
Bay Area, California
Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry has an opening for a Theory Facility Staff Scientist responsible for establishing a world-class research program in theory and simulation of phenomena at the nanoscale.
The Molecular Foundry at LBNL is a national User Facility for nanoscale science -- one of five Department of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Centers. As a multidisciplinary research center at the forefront of nanoscale science, the Foundry is a knowledge-based User Facility that provides state-of-the-art expertise and instrumentation in nanoscale science in a safe environment. The Foundry's Theory Facility aims to develop and apply advanced methods to predict and understand properties of nanostructured materials over a broad range of length and time scales.
In this role, you will devote an equal portion of your time to your own scientific research program and to supporting the research needs of a diverse international user community. You will be expected to establish and support your own community of users, who access the Foundry via a peer-reviewed proposal process, complementing and expanding the world-class environment of multidisciplinary research at the Molecular Foundry.
What You Will Do:
Build a world-class research program in theoretical and computational nanoscale science at the Molecular Foundry, complementing current capabilities and expertise in the Theory Facility.
Foster a thriving multidisciplinary user program through development of unique expertise and capabilities in theory and simulation relevant to the nanoscale.
Collaborate with other Facility scientific staff members to provide scientific support for users and develop the Facility for use by scientists (users) from other institutions.
Carry out active, original research; prepare scientific data for publication in refereed journals; and present findings at seminars and conferences.
Ensure efficient use of Facility time by coordinating scheduling with users and Foundry staff.
Provide users with support through your own efforts in the area of understanding and calculating phenomena relevant to the nanoscale and through training of or collaboration with users in this area.
Share in user-related operation, maintenance/administration, and development responsibilities within the Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility.
What Is Required:
Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or another discipline relevant to theoretical and computational nanoscience, or equivalent work experience in any of or a combination of these disciplines.
Extensive research experience and an established track record in nanoscale science.
Strong background in scientific and/or high-performance computing.
Excellent oral and written communications skills and the desire to collaborate with multiple research groups across disciplines.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Postdoctoral or other research experience and an established track record in nanoscale science.
User facility experience and/or successful collaboration with experimental groups or across disciplines.
International recognition as judged by publication list, highly cited papers, invited talks at national and international meetings, prizes and awards.
High level of international recognition in areas related to nanoscale theory and simulation.
Demonstrated leadership of independent research and development work.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on November 1, 2017.
A full curriculum vitae
Your plan for building a world-class research program in theoretical and computational nanoscale science at the Molecular Foundry.
Your plan for fostering a thriving multidisciplinary User program.
Up to 5 key publications highlighting your suitability for this position
This is a full time, 1 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to a Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Staff Scientists (Career-Track) are professionals with competence and skills in specialized areas of research and development relating to the programmatic needs of the Laboratory. Employees at this level may serve as project or group leader; be assisted by other scientists and engineers and support staff;have principal investigator status; and directly supervise other professionals, technical support staff, or students. This position is for fully qualified and independent scientists with recognized technical expertise who are capable of leading independent research and development work. Typically, an individual entering or being promoted to this level has at least five years of relevant professional experience beyond their PhD.
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