Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Laboratory for Laser Energetics
The HEDP-Theory Group in LLE's Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical physicist to carry out rigorous and high-impact research in high-energy-density science important to both ICF and basic science. The successful candidate will focus on the development of exchange-correlation free-energy density functionals for density-functional theory (DFT), software implementation and their applications to matter at warm-dense conditions by means of ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations and Kubo-Greenwood approach to characterize the equation of state, transport and optical properties of materials under extreme conditions. This project, mainly funded by NSF, offers a competitive salary which will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Close collaborations between HED theorists and experimentalists are being actively pursued at LLE. Experience with DFT codes such as Quantum-Espresso/ABINIT/VASP, as well as good interpersonal skills, the willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing are desirable. A Ph.D. in quantum many-body physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, plasma physics, or a related area is required.
In addition to applying online, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a cover letter outlining how the applicant sees himself/herself contributing to the research project, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All materials should be sent to the attention of: Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director Laboratory for Laser Energetics 250 East River Road Rochester, NY 14623-1299 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 585-276-2420
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