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Postdoctoral Researcher in Mellon College of Science: Computational Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science

Carnegie Mellon University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213

Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC)

Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and Department of Physics in the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join projects to develop and apply density functional theory methods to investigate disorder and electron localization in materials. Code development will include all-electron, electronic structure calculation methods based on full-potential multiple scattering theory and the Green function technique (see Targeted materials include high entropy alloys, quasicrystals, and other complex alloy systems.

The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to carry out the project in collaboration with Dr. Yang Wang (PSC), Prof. Mike Widom (Department of Physics), and a team of the MuST project collaborators. Carnegie Mellon University offers a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment which provides an excellent space and resources for professional career development. The Postdoctoral Researcher will not only engage in methodology development, high performance computing, and real-world problem applications, but will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the many-body theory experts.

This postdoctoral appointment will be for two years, with potential for renewal for another two years, contingent upon satisfactory achievements. We seek excellence within a respectful, inclusive University context. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions.


Applicants should hold the degree of Ph.D. in the field of condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, or computational materials science or engineering, and should have expertise in ab initio electronic structure calculations. Strong background in parallel programming in Fortran or C/C is required.

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