Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The Molecular Foundry Division is initiating a multi-PI program in understanding and controlling the structure and properties of metastable 2-dimensional quantum materials, which serves to advance next-generation photovoltaic technologies.
The incumbent will lead work on developing models of photoexcited-state dynamics of reduced dimensional hybrid organic-inorganic materials relevant to photovoltaic applications and study the connections between atomic-scale composition, dynamics and optoelectronic function. You will report to their PI supervisor and contribute as part of a collaborative team including experimental synthesis and characterization experts.
What You Will Do:
Provide technical leadership in the area of theoretical modeling of hybrid 2D materials and their optoelectronics and photoexcited dynamics.
Perform atomic and electronic structure calculations for materials systems developed in collaboration with the research team.
Make use of supercomputing resources at the Molecular Foundry and nationally to perform such calculations.
Develop theoretical models of materials behavior in optical excited states.
Make use of theoretical findings to understand experimental results.
Write both independent and collaborative manuscripts.
Publish their work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Present their work at national meetings and at regular group meetings.
Provide their skills to the PI's group as a whole and train more junior scientists.
Contribute positively to the active research culture at the Molecular Foundry.
Work in a safe and healthy manner consistent with EH&S guidelines.
Respect diversity and be inclusive in their interactions with others.
What is Required:
PhD in computational Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline.
Previous experience with ab initio or classical molecular dynamics.
Previous experience with spin-orbit-coupled electronic structure.
Previous experience with real-time TDDFT, surface hopping, ultrafast excited-state evolution.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1 year, 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 4 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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