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Postdoctoral Appointee - Electronic Structure Theory and Applications in Condensed Matter Physics

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Job ID: 658784
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Postdoctoral Appointee - Electronic Structure Theory and Applications in Condensed Matter Physics

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This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with strong computer science skills to develop and apply electronic structure calculations and atomistic models to predict materials properties.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Develop and apply predictive electronic structure and atomistic methods where standard first-principles approaches are known to fail, particularly for materials with d- and f-electrons such as rare earths, lanthanides, actinides, and transition metal oxides

Required:



+ Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry or related engineering discipline (e.g. materials, chemistry, etc.), conferred within 5 years
+ Experience with using, developing, and programming DFT and other electron structure calculation codes
+ Three years' experience in scientific computer programming for advanced computers

Desired:

+ Experience with methods development in electronic structure theory
+ Experience with using, developing, and programming scientific software, particularly DFT software
+ Experience with model validation, code verification and modern software quality practices
+ Knowledge of computational modeling and simulation, especially that related to simulation of materials properties
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds
+ Willingness to publish and to present cutting edge technical work at technical conferences, and those who have a proven publication track record
+ Experience with one or more DFT codes, such as VASP, ELK, and Quantum Espresso



The Multiscale Sciences Department develops advanced materials simulation capabilities at scales ranging from electronic and atomistic scales to the continuum engineering scale that utilize high-performance computational methods to solve currently intractable problems of national importance. The department is involved in national security and nuclear energy modeling and simulation initiatives. The department also leads efforts to develop peridynamics and non-local gradient free methods for solid mechanics applications involving fracture, failure, and fragmentation.


About Sandia:


Sandia National Laboratories is the nation?s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.



Security Clearance:


This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT



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