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Post Doctorate RA - Interfacial Science & Simulation

RICHLAND, WA


Job Description

Job ID: 307966
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has an opening for a computational/theoretical chemistry postdoctoral scholar. This role is responsible for research focused on the development of parallel implementations of the GW/BSE methodologies and extensions. In addition, you will contribute to the development and/or advancement of open-source software tools, primarily in C++, focused on implementation of optimal algorithms for exascale parallel architectures. The incumbent will be part of an integrated team of computational/theoretical developers, mathematicians and computer scientists that will design and deliver novel algorithms, methodologies, and implementations for chemical sciences for modeling excited-state processes, spectroscopies and provide a foundation for algorithmic development by the broader scientific community.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.
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Preferred Qualifications

Contribute to the development of parallel implementations of GW/BSE methodologies and extensions for excited-state and spectroscopy studies.
Contribute to the development of the open-source computational chemistry software.
As part of an interdisciplinary, team contribute to the design and execution of quantum chemistry simulations on state-of-the-art parallel platforms.
Publish results in peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Knowledge of DFT, TDDFT and/or many-body methods (GW/BSE)
Programming skills (Fortran, C++)
Strong communication, presentation and writing skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

PhD in chemistry, physics or related.
Development experience in DFT, TDDFT and/or many-body methods (GW/BSE).
This role is responsible for research focused on the development of parallel implementations of the GW/BSE methodologies and extensions. In addition, you will contribute to the development and/or advancement of open-source software tools, primarily in C++, focused on implementation of optimal algorithms for exascale parallel architectures. The incumbent will be part of an integrated team of computational/theoretical chemistry developers, mathematicians and computer scientists that will design and deliver novel algorithms, methodologies, and implementations for chemical sciences that will break new ground in modeling excited-state processes and spectroscopies and provide a foundation for algorithmic development by the broader scientific community.
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Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307966
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Science & Technology
Group: Interfacial Science & Simulation
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