Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry Division has an opening for a Research Assistant.
The Molecular Foundry has an opportunity for a Research Assistant to work with the staff of the Molecular Foundry. The incumbent will provide assistance to researchers who will develop theoretical methods and run computer simulations of materials interfaces of relevance to energy storage research. With close oversight from Foundry staff scientists, the Research Assistant will assist and collaborate in projects using computational methods applicable to nanoscience
The Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab is a User facility for the design, synthesis and characterization of materials with nanometer dimensions. One of five such Nanoscale Science Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy, its charter defines two primary missions: a) conduct outstanding research across the breadth of nanoscience; and b) collaborate with scientists from around the world who visit to use its state-of-the-art instruments, techniques and expertise to further their own nanoscience research efforts. [See http://foundry.lbl.gov/]
What You Will Do:
Assist researchers in performing electronic structure (density functional theory), molecular dynamics and continuum modelling of materials interfaces using high performance computing resources. Areas of interest include energy storage, batteries, catalysis, light harvesting.
Communicate results to supervisor and colleagues in group meetings.
Present work at conferences and workshops
Develop projects and publish work in scientific literature in collaboration with scientific staff and users.
What is Required:
Undergraduate degree in materials science, physics, chemistry or related field
Experience in developing theoretical methods and modeling of electrified interfaces for energy applications.
Experience with software for running electronic structure and molecular dynamics simulations and scientific publishing: VASP, Python, MATLAB, LaTeX and other related programming languages.
Experience in running and organizing calculations on high performance computing infrastructure.
Ability to communicate results effectively, both oral and written.
Able to work independently and self-motivated
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 22, 2020.
This is a full-time, one year, term appointment with the possibility of extension based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
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.
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