The successful applicant will be involved in understanding the electrochemical and chemical-mechanical coupling phenomena at complex interfaces in all-solid-batteries. Multiscale modeling approach starting from Density Functional theory, tight binding, reactive force field, and classical MD will be used for the investigation. The successful applicant must be an expert on density functional theory calculations and familiar with multiscale simulations techniques. He/she must be able to combine the atomic level of understanding of the interface with electrochemistry and mechanics. The work is part of a larger effort to use atomistic simulations to provide the fundamental understanding of lithium dendrite nucleation and growth in lithium batteries.
The project will involve collaboration with experimental and modeling groups within MSU and in other institutes. The position will be expected to collaborate with other postdocs and graduate students in the lab working on the related project. In addition to the primary research responsibilities described above, the position will be able to participate in other Materials Simulation for Clean Energy (MSCE) Lab and CHEMS departmental activities including assisting with training of undergraduate and/or graduate on computational modeling methods, report writing, and grant writing.
This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance and the availability of funding. The position includes salary and fringe benefits for 1 year.
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Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, chemical engineer, material science or related field by the start of the position.
Postdoc experiences are highly valued.
The ideal candidate will combine interest and experience in materials simulations and lithium rechargable battery materials.
The candidate must be an expert on ab initio calculations (VASP, Quantum Espresso, and Gaussian), Monte Carlo simulation (MC), and Molecular Dynamics (MD).
Computational skills on writing code and script under UNIX on HPCC platforms are required.
The candidate should also be familiar with battery materials research.
It is also expected that the candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and understanding of scientific methodology.
Candidates should enjoy working in a dynamic research environment and be able to collaborate with experimental groups.
Required Application Materials
To apply, applicants must upload a cover letter, CV, a presentative publication, and contact information for 2 references.
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