The Materials Chemistry Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA has a post-doctoral position available for leading-edge computational research using first-principles density functional theory (DFT) to understand electronic properties for organic photovoltaics, inorganic materials, and nanostructures. The candidate will carry out DFT
calculations as well as develop new methods for understanding radiation effects in materials, nano-engineering for energy applications (ion and charge transport, role of defects, materials reliability), and solid-state electronic properties (interface processes, growth stability). Top candidates with a recent (less than 5 years) Ph.D. degree in physics,
chemistry, materials science, engineering, or related fields are invited to apply. Candidates are expected to have a solid background in first-principles calculations and to help advance the scientific knowledge base in their field of expertise through innovative research and development.
The postdoc position salary is approximately $80,000 US dollars per year, and relocation expenses (travel and moving expenses to Livermore, CA) are covered.
- U.S.A. citizenship is strongly preferred, but consideration to other applicants with strong qualifications will also be considered.
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2, and a graduate GPA of at least 3.5 is a corporate-wide Sandia National Laboratories requirement.
- Intrinsic curiosity and strong personal drive for fundamental scientific discovery.
- Strong record of original work as demonstrated by publications in internationally-recognized refereed journals.
- Recent (within 5 years) Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, or related discipline.
*A strong preference will be given to candidates who can start immediately (before 2012)*
To apply, please send a completed resume specified with the above information to:
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