Postdoctoral Associate

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Position ID:Duke -MEMS -POSTDOC1 [#13142]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Engineering / Materials Science
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2019/01/17)
Position Description:    
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Postdoctoral openings at the Center for Materials Genomics – Duke University (Stefano Curtarolo’s group).


The “Center for Materials Genomics at Duke University-USA” (Stefano Curtarolo’s research group) have several theoretical/computational open postdoctoral positions available in computational materials design. Current openings are in i. autonomous crystal structure prediction, ii. high-throughput electronic/thermodynamic structure of disordered materials and iii. materials informatics.

The successful candidates must have:

1) Solid understanding of solid state physics, thermodynamics of materials, crystallography/group-theory, and inorganic chemistry.

2) Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

3) Strong programming skills in C++, python, Fortran. Good knowledge of Unix systems (gcc, g++, etc.), and use of AFLOW and/or other repositories.

4) Proven experience in VASP, Quantum Espresso, FHI-AIMS, or other ab-initio code.

5) Doctorate in Physics (Materials), Materials Science, Chemistry or related disciplines.

6) Graduate Students near completion of their Ph.D. are welcome to apply.

Potential candidates should send one PDF file named “Lastname_Firstname_DUKE_Genomics-201901.pdf” containing: cover-letter, curriculum vitae and the names/emails/phone of three references to (only PDF material will be considered) by email with subject “DUKE_Genomics_201901: Lastname Firstname”.

The location of the position is Durham, NC, USA. Occasional travel to Europe is required. Starting date can be negotiated. The search will continue until the positions are filled.
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