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Postdoctoral Appointee - NST - Machine Learning for Electronic Structure and Materials Modeling

Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, IL
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Jun 11, 2024

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The Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials ( ) at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago has an immediate postdoctoral opening in the use of machine learning in electronic structure calculations and advanced sampling. The postdoctoral researcher will work within the groups of Professor Giulia Galli ( ) and Dr Maria Chan ( ) on developing and applying algorithms and software for the use of machine learning techniques to accelerate the computation of electronic structure properties and experimentally-informed advanced sampling.Questions should be directed to . Please note that only applications through the Argonne website will be considered.Postdoctoral appointments are on a one-year basis, with a maximum term of three years, subject to performance evaluation.MICCoM is a US Department of Energy funded computational materials science software center, involving highly collaborative research to advance computational prediction of materials properties. Argonne National Laboratory offers excellent compensation and benefit packages, and postdoctoral researchers receive extensive career development guidance.**Position Requirements**+ A PhD in Computational Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. Degree must have been received within the last 3 years or upcoming year.+ Solid communication and analytical skills+ Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment is expected+ Software programming experience is necessary+ Ability to model Argonnes core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity, and teamwork.Applicants should have expertise in some of the following:+ Density functional theory modeling of materials, especially in the areas of electronic excitations+ Use of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) approaches for computational materials problems+ Simulation of experimental measurements such as scattering and spectroscopy+ Structure search or sampling approaches+ Development and implementation of algorithms and software for materials modeling+ High-performance and parallel computingInterested candidates should include with their Workday application:1. A detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and email addresses of three professional references2. A cover letter, including+ description of previous materials modeling experience (techniques, materials, key contributions)+ description of AI/ML experience+ description of software development experience3. Expected start date4. USA citizenship/visa/work eligibility status (if known)5. One representative publication that best showcases your work**Job Family**Postdoctoral Family**Job Profile**Postdoctoral Appointee**Worker Type**Long-Term (Fixed Term)**Time Type**Full time_As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.__Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.__All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment._**Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne.**At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. Were finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future.To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers ( site.To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology ( page.To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.#J-18808-Ljbffr
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