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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Monte Carlo/ Many-body Theory / NB50647788
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to develop and apply many-body methods for ab initio electronic structure calculations in condensed matter systems. In this role, you will collaborate with a variety of researchers developing and applying state-of-the-art electronic structure methods for materials. This position resides in the Materials Theory Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
As part of our research team, you will join efforts to expand the reach of many-body methods to materials. You will be expected to use many-body methods, such Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC), that are beingdeveloped at ORNL in collaboration with a national network of scientists involving universities and national laboratories. So for this role, a background in QMC and GW-BSE (BetheSalpeter equation) methods or quantum chemistry is ideal. Youll have an opportunity to then use ORNLs Leadership Computational Facility (OLCF) to apply and extend these methods to the calculation of material properties that are currently inaccessible to most existing ab initio codes. You will also explore the importance of the incorporation of the effects of strong correlation that go well beyond usual approximations of density functional theory. Your research will focus on material problems that are the subject of experimental research in ORNLs materials program in MSTD, supported by the Department of Energys Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MSED) Program. Other responsibilities of this position include: Presenting and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner Ensuring compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements Maintaining a strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

    Qualifications Required:
    A PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, or a related discipline completed within the last five years Background in the development, implementation, and application of many-body electronic structure methods An excellent record of productive and creative research as proven by publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or presentations at conferencesPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in developing and programming methods for electronic structure calculations. Experience in many-body quantum mechanics and statistical physics. Programming experience in Fortran and C++, particularly with parallel programming on large-scale facilities. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative and frequently interacting teams of researchers Attention to detail and critical thinking. Ability to function well in a dynamic research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs OTHER INFORMATION: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 THIS EMAIL . Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    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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