Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division has an opening for a GW Material Science Postdoctoral Scholar in developing computational methods for many body perturbation theory and material growth simulations.
For the many body perturbation theory, large scale computational method based on the GW formalism, and beyond GW formalism including the vertex interaction, will be developed. This involves the use of supercomputers to carry out the GW calculations with a full matrix form under the plane wave basis set. Tensor reduction method will be used to represent many high dimensional tensors in separable forms in order to carry out beyond GW calculations. For the material growth simulation, new force fields will be developed in order to describe the growth processes. These force fields could be based on traditional formalism (e.g., metal organic force field), or neural network force fields. Different crystal and nanostructure growth processes in a solvent environment will be simulated using the developed force field. Close interaction with experiments groups is expected. The incumbent can mainly focus on one topic, or can work on both topics.
What You Will Do:
Methodology developments, deriving the appropriate theoretical formalism.
Coding up the methods for large scale computations.
Interact with other researchers in the Center for Computational Study of Excited-State Phenomena in Energy Materials.
Interact and collaborate with experimental groups for material growth project.
Summarize and report the results to PI.
Writing papers for publication, attending conferences.
What is Required:
A Ph.D degree in Physics or Material Science.
Experienced with code development, especially for parallel computation.
Experienced with large scale computation.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Being able to collaborate with experimentalists.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 3 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 2 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
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.
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