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Postdoctoral Scholars – Computation and Theory of Grain Boundary Migration

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Open May 14th, 2021 through Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholars – Computation and Theory of Grain Boundary Migration

The University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to join a collaborative research project on computation and theory of grain boundary migration through a joint research project between Professors David Srolovitz (Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, and adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania) and Xiaoqing Pan (Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering, UC Irvine), funded by the Army Research Office. We are looking for an individual to join a combined experimental/computational modelling effort on the prediction of grain boundary migration kinetics and mechanisms. The computational work is tightly integrated with our high resolution, in-situ, TEM studies of grain boundary migration. The postdoctoral position will be in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California Irvine, where our experimental studies are based. Candidate will have an invaluable opportunity to work with both leading experimental and theoretical groups. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately; the positions will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications:

An individual with a strong background in computational materials science, condensed matter physics, and/or materials chemistry is preferred. The successful post-doctoral fellow applicant should be experienced in molecular dynamics, kinetic Monte Carlo, and DFT methods and conversant in grain boundary structure, rate theory, and statistical mechanics. A Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or related fields is required.

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

References: 3 references required (contact information only)

Salary: 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/JPF6808

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or related fields is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06808

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. 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