Postdoctoral Position Available in Ab-Initio Material Design
at University of Wisconsin–Madison
A postdoctoral position is available in the Computational Materials Group (CMG) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, under the supervision of Prof. Dane Morgan. The research is development and application of high-throughput ab-initio methods for materials design. The work will predict critical properties of intrinsic and impurity defects and diffusion on an unprecedented scale, with applications in intermetallics, semiconductors, ion conductors, and other areas. This project is part of a National Science Foundation Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation award with MIT, University of Kentucky, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Candidates will have the opportunity to play a leadership role in this interdisciplinary and multi-university project.
A PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field is required. Familiarity with one or more of ab initio calculations, defect energetics and diffusion, molecular simulations, and thermodynamic/kinetic modeling is preferred, but capable and enthusiastic applicants with varied background will be considered.
The appointment is initially for one year with the expectation of being extended for multiple years upon mutual agreement. Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, contact information for 3 references, and estimated available date to CMG group recruiter Shujiang Yang at email@example.com. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled
Computational Materials Group (CMG) (http://matmodel.engr.wisc.edu/): CMG is a joint effort of Izabela Szlufarska and Dane Morgan in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UW Madison. We are a highly active group, with over 30 members and work in areas including nuclear materials, nanomechanics, nano-bio interfaces, fuel cells, batteries, semiconductors, and geophysics. CMG members experience an exciting range of cutting-edge materials research in both fundamental and applied topics, interact with leading researchers from around the world, and learn both technical and leadership skills.