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Postdoctoral Scholars – Interfacial science of complex concentrated materials

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 1st, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Postdoctoral Scholars – Interfacial science of complex concentrated materials

The University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for 2 postdoctoral scholars to join an Interdisciplinary Research Group, located within the newly formed UCI-MRSEC Center for Complex and Active Materials, which is developing the interfacial science of complex concentrated materials (CCMs). These materials are sometimes termed high entropy alloys and ceramics. One opening has a focus on experimental research within the characterization and processing spaces, while the other is seeking a computational materials scientist with a background in both machine learning techniques and materials science research. Candidates will have an invaluable opportunity to work with and be co-mentored by several leading faculty in the field. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, and the positions will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications:

Advanced Characterization and Processing:
The research will focus on the synthesis, processing, and characterization of metal and ceramic complex concentrated materials, with a particular emphasis on controlling and quantifying interfacial structure and the resultant microstructure. An individual with a strong background in advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and materials synthesis/processing is preferred. A Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a related field is required.

Computational Materials Science and Machine Learning:
The research will focus on the application of machine learning and data science techniques to both computational materials science data (e.g., development of surrogate models for property predictions and machine learning interatomic potentials), as well as electron microscopy techniques (e.g., automation of data acquisition, image processing, and classification). An individual with a strong background in computational materials science, condensed matter physics, and/or computer science is preferred. Experience in data science and programming would be major pluses. A Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or related fields is required.

Required Documents:
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter - Outlining your interests and relevant skills and experience

Optional Documents:
• Computational Materials Science and Machine Learning Position - A sample of a recent code written by the candidate, either as a plain text file or a URL to a publicly accessible repository, would be very helpful to the evaluation committee.

References: 3 references required (contact information only)

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.
Job location: Irvine, CA

Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at: https//recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06323

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)