Posted until filled, with review of applications to begin as received.
Full Time/Part Time
Postdoctoral position in computational condensed matter physics and material science The computational condensed matter physics and materials science group led by Dr. Julia E. Medvedeva at the Physics Department of Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work on multi-scale simulations of complex amorphous oxide and chalcogenide semiconductors and first-principle investigations of the structural, electronic, optical, and mechanical properties of the disordered materials. In addition, activities may involve code development, data analysis, and data management. Active collaborations with other members of the research team (both theorists and experimentalists) will be encouraged and expected.
Applicants with strong self-motivation, work ethics, and demonstrated experience in computational condensed matter physics and materials science will be given first preference. Experience in simulations, modeling, and calculations (classical or ab-initio molecular dynamics and density functional theory) is mandatory. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently to structure tasks to meet project goals and communicate with other team members involved in the multidisciplinary project; mentor undergraduate students; author quality publications; and report results at national and international conferences. The position is open for an initial period of one year with a possibility for an extension for additional three years, contingent on successful annual reviews.
For consideration, applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications: (i) a PhD degree in physics or materials science with a focus on computational studies; (ii) knowledge of computational approaches for massively-parallel supercomputers and interest in programming; and (iii) self-motivation and ability to work and strive in the interdisciplinary research team. If you feel you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, you should submit an electronic application to Missouri S&T Human Resources at http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/ . Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Julia Medvedeva ( email@example.com ). Applicants should provide a detailed resume (including academic history, list of publications and presentation, computational skills), a short personal statement describing how their scientific and research interests and background make you a good fit. Contact information for three references in support of your application should also be provided.
PhD degree in Physics or Materials Science with focus on computational studies; knowledge of computational approaches for massively-parallel supercomputers and interest in programming; and self-motivation and ability to work and strive in the interdisciplinary research team.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
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