The Center for Computational Materials Science at the Naval Research Laboratory invites applications for several Research Scientist positions at the junior or senior level. The Center conducts basic theoretical and computational research spanning a broad spectrum of materials, phenomena, and technologies; see https://www.nrl.navy.mil/mstd/6393. We offer a vibrant research environment as well as considerable freedom to develop and pursue new research directions. We are particularly interested in the two areas detailed below, but all strong applications will be considered.
We seek applicants with skills in high throughput calculations and/or machine learning with application towards the modeling and development of materials. We are especially interested in those candidates with expertise in structural metals and combined structural/magnetic materials.
We also seek researchers in quantum information science with a focus on computation and simulation. We are especially interested in developing algorithms for current and future quantum computer platforms, with a focus on applying the algorithms to quantum materials such as solids with strongly correlated electrons.
A PhD (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in computational research are highly desirable. Senior candidates should have at least 10 years of relevant experience. For either position, we seek candidates with the ability to develop and externally fund a strong, dynamic research program. Salary will be determined based on background, experience, and market consideration. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance. US citizenship is required. NRL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates should send their application as a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application consists of a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a one-page description of research interests; and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. The deadline for applications is 1 May 2019 or until position is filled.
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