Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry Division has an opening for a Materials Project Scientist. As part of the Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility at the Molecular Foundry, the Project Scientist will conduct research in theoretical and computational chemistry with an emphasis on the application of advanced electronic structure theory to quantum materials, including topological materials and 2d materials. The incumbent will also participate in a multi-institutional effort to advance many-body perturbation theory methods as implemented in the BerkeleyGW code, and in particular explain emerging phenomena of experimental interest that cannot be accurately computed within the current formalism, via several different directions based on many-body perturbation techniques for heavy-element and low-dimensional systems.The individual in this role will devote equal effort to contributing to the development of world-class research electronic structure theory and computational materials, and provide theoretical support for Users. Some of the responsibilities will also include the development of new capabilities such as new understanding, new electronic structure methods, and new web-based software – for Molecular Foundry Users. Additionally, the incumbent will take a leadership role within the research group, and work with junior members to facilitate continued productive interactions with Foundry staff and users.
What You Will Do:
Perform world-class independent research in theoretical and computational chemistry with an emphasis on fundamental and applied aspects of advanced electronic structure theory to quantum materials.
Independently execute and carry out active, original research with other Foundry Scientists and Users.
Develop the Facility for use by scientists (users) from other institutions and provide scientific support for users in collaboration with other Facility scientific staff members.
Lead research group and work closely with junior members to facilitate continued productive interactions with Foundry staff and users.
Prepare scientific data for publication in refereed journals; and present findings at seminars and conferences.
What is Required:
Ph.D degree and or equivalent experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline
Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team
Ability to work with experimentalists
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in first-rate scientific journals
Proven capacity to do innovative work, troubleshoot problems, and recommend actions
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills
Experience in developing strong working relationships and collaborating with diverse team members.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 19, 2018.
This is a full-time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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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