Ultrafast Science (Theory) Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Fellow
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MF-Molecular Foundry
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88202 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the Center for Non-Perturbative Studies of Functional Materials under Non-Equilibrium Conditions (NPNEQ) in the Molecular Foundry Division. NPNEQ aims to enable predictive simulations of materials far from equilibrium to drive research in quantum materials and attosecond strong-field physics. The successful candidate will advance the theory of ultrafast processes and perform computational ultrafast spectroscopy on nanostructured materials. The postdoc will also collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Stanford/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, providing complementary expertise to experimental characterization and software development efforts.


What You Will Do:

  • Provide technical leadership in the area of simulation of ultrafast processes in quantum materials. 

  • Utilize new developments in computational software to predict and understand experimental results. 

  • Write both independent and collaborative manuscripts.

  • Publish your work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and present at national and group meetings.


What is Required:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline.

  • Strong publication record in top-rated scientific journals, with extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts, reports and research posters.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to guide and train junior researchers.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Programming and mathematical modeling experience.

  • Background in applied/numerical mathematics.

  • Experience with Qbox software, using GPUs and modeling nonlinear optics.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full time 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. 

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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