Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Materials Science

Computational materials science for the study of quantum materials for microelectronic applications (Materials Science Division): Excellent candidates with a background in solid-state chemistry/physics and first-principles simulations of materials, in particular calculation of excited state properties, are invited to apply. Major duties and responsibilities include the use of advanced electronic structure methods and quantum simulations to model and predict the properties of complex, heterogeneous insulators and semiconductors for the realization of novel microelectronic devices for high density memory.

A strong background in computational condensed matter physics and/or materials chemistry is required, including density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory. Previous experience with first-principles materials simulation codes (such as Quantum Espresso, Qbox, WEST) is preferred. The research will be in close collaboration with experimental colleagues and previous collaborations with experimental groups is desirable.

This position requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field of research. The position will be under the direction of Prof. Giulia Galli and will be in close collaboration with experimental colleagues. Further information on research activities in the Galli group are available at https://galligroup.uchicago.edu/Research/quantum.php

Position Requirements

This position requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field of research. The position will be under the direction of Prof. Giulia Galli and will be in close collaboration with experimental colleagues. Further information on research activities in the Galli group are available at https://galligroup.uchicago.edu/Research/quantum.php

Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

Chicago, IL

411638