We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will conduct research in condensed matter theory with emphasis on using first principles and related methods to understand the properties of magnetic materials, as well as other advanced materials. This position resides in the Materials Theory Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division, Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at ORNL.
The Materials Theory Group has a strong background in using first principles methods to examine magnetic properties of advanced materials, thermal conductivity (see S. Mukhopadhyay, D.S. Parker et al, Science360, 6396 (2018)), and functional oxides. As part of our research team, you will have opportunities to collaborate with experimental groups at ORNL and lead high-profile, high impact scientific research to turbocharge your scientific career.
Employ first principles methods and models to study magnetic properties of potential high performance magnetic materials, including magnetization, magnetic anisotropy, Curie temperatures, and related properties.
Employ first principles techniques to understand a range of materials properties important to the DOE mission, including magnetism, thermal conductivity, superconductivity and ferroelectricity.
Responsible for presenting and reporting key research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics
A PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Materials Science or closely related field completed within the last 5 years
Experience with density functional theory methods, such as electronic structure calculations using WIEN2K, VASP, Quantum Espresso and/or similar packages
An excellent record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate to an international, scientific audience
Ability to work with both a measure of autonomy and the ability to participate creatively in a collaborative team environment
Ability to work on multiple tasks in a limited amount of time and to independently set priorities to accomplish these tasks to meet deadlines
Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.
Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to PSDrecruit@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the US Department of Energy's largest multi-program science and energy laboratory, with scientific and technical capabilities spanning the continuum from basic to applied research. Located in the city of Oak Ridge, ORNL is in the eastern part of Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.
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