Postdoc in computational design of ion conductors

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Valid until 12.21.2017

The Computational Group at CIC Energigune is searching for a Postdoctoral researcher to be involved in combining machine learning algorithms with data from quantum-mechanical and molecular dynamics simulations in order to screen fast ion conductors for battery materials. The candidate will join a multidisciplinary and collaborative team of theorists and experimentalists from condensed matter, materials, and chemical sciences. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.

What we offer

This is a full time, 3 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. The position is expected to start during the beginning of 2018.

CIC Energigune is a renowned energy research center, with headquarters in the Basque Country (Alava, Spain), which aims to be a benchmark in the field of energy storage.

What we need

Candidate's expected profile:

-          We are searching for a highly motivated and independent researcher with a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or other related topics.

-          The candidate shall possess a strong background (at least two years of previous experience as demonstrated, for instance, by first author publications) in Solid-State Physics/Chemistry and Quantum Chemistry, in particular, molecular quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and molecular simulation methods applied to inorganic solids or polymers.

-          Good expertise in density functional theory electronic structure calculations with extensive experience with codes such as VASP, FHI-aims, or CASTEP is required. Experience with classical molecular dynamics simulation will be an asset.

-          Experience with machine learning algorithms and/or network science is strongly preferred.

-          The candidate should also be able to work independently and as part of a team, as well as have very good English skills.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 2017. Interested candidates should submit through our website 1) a cover letter detailing specific experience and scientific interests; 2) the CV; and 3) contact information of at least three references. 

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