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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames National Laboratory in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames National Laboratory

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Would you like to work for a National Laboratory that conducts world-renowned research? Would you enjoy working on a diverse, beautiful, university campus? Can you imagine yourself in a mid-sized location that regularly ranks as one of the U.S. Best Places to Live (https://www.ameslab.gov/careers-and-internships/life-ames) ? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider a career with Ames Laboratory!

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy federally contracted National Laboratory located in Ames, Iowa, on the campus of Iowa State University. We are dedicated to translating foundational science through applied research to create technological innovations. We create materials, inspire minds to solve problems, and address some of the most challenging issues facing our world today. We promote and believe in a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, civility, and shared ownership in support of the Laboratory's collective success. We offer an exceptional benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, Wellbeing program, Employee Assistance Program;

  • Retirement benefits including defined benefit or defined contribution plans;

  • Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans;

  • Onsite childcare;

  • Life insurance and long-term disability;

  • Flexible Spending Accounts.

The Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be in computational condensed matter physics, with a focus on the ab initio investigation of electronic and magnetic properties in 2D materials. The successful candidate will conduct both independent and collaborative research. The individual will present and report research results in addition to publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner. The project is supported by Basic Energy Sciences (BES), DOE.The individual must be self-motivated and possess the ability to work on multiple tasks in a limited amount of time both independently and with team members. The successful candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills in order to collaborate effectively within a team environment.

The successful candidate will conduct both independent and collaborative research. The individual must be self-motivated and possess the ability to work on multiple tasks in a limited amount of time both independently and with team members. The successful candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills in order to collaborate effectively within a team environment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. completed prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics or closely related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in electronic-structure theory, methods, and their application to magnetic materials.

  • Demonstrated experience with ab initio methods beyond density functional theory.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific programming, scripting, and computing in the UNIX environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in high-performance programming, with working knowledge of programming with MPI and/or OpenMP or similar methods.

Department Unit/Website:

https://www.ameslab.gov/

Proposed Start Date:October 1, 2022

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:September 30, 2023

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: September 19, 2022

Posting Close Date:September 25, 2022

Job Requisition Number:R9806

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