Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar. The Postdoc Fellow will work on theory and simulation of hydrogen storage in porous materials. The position is funded by the Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC). HyMARC is a collaboration between the Sandia, Livermore, and Berkeley National Labs. The Postdoc will work with Dr. Stephen Whitelam's group at the Molecular Foundry to create statistical mechanics models of hydrogen storage in materials. The input for these models will be taken from quantum mechanical calculations done by our HyMARC, Berkeley Lab, and UC Berkeley colleagues. Model predictions will be compared with experiments done within the consortium.
What You Will Do:
Provide technical leadership in the area of theoretical modeling of hydrogen storage materials and their atomic scale mechanisms.
Perform atomistic MD and statistical mechanical calculations for materials systems.
Work in collaboration with the research team.
Use supercomputing resources at the Molecular Foundry and Nationally to perform such calculations.
Develop theoretical models of materials behavior.
Use theoretical findings to understand experimental results.
Write both independent and collaborative manuscripts.
Publish work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Present work at national meetings and at regular group meetings.
Provide skills to the PI's group 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.
What is Required:
PhD in theory and simulation, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline.
A strong background in atomistic molecular dynamics simulation and statistical mechanics.
Published papers in scientific journals.
A strong background knowledge of atomistic molecular dynamics simulation and statistical mechanics.
Skills related to high-performance computing.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Enthusiasm for working as part of a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving quantum mechanics experts and experimentalists.
A desire to communicate your results to those with different scientific backgrounds, and to direct your work according to the needs of the collaboration.
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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