Four theoretical/computational postdoctoral Research Associate positions
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is seeking to fill four theoretical/computational postdoctoral Research Associate positions in a newly funded DOE BES Computational Materials and Chemical Sciences Network (CMCSN) project entitled “Computational Studies of Solar Water Splitting by Semiconductor Photocatalysts at the Aqueous Solution Interface: The Solar Water Splitting Simulation Team (SWaSSiT).” The network includes BNL, Stony Brook University (SBU), Yale University and the University of Rochester. The researchers of the team are: James Muckerman (Lead PI, BNL), Mark Hybertsen (BNL), Philip Allen (SBU), Marivi Fernandez-Serra (SBU), Artem Oganov (SBU), John Tully (Yale), Victor Batista (Yale) and Oleg Prezhdo (Rochester). The successful four candidates will collaborate with the entire team of researchers in the project, but primarily with those actively working in the sub-project associated with each of the four positions. One successful candidate will be stationed at each of the four participating institutions (BNL, SBU, Yale and Rochester) as indicated below.
Position 1. Modeling of photocatalyst properties, Job ID 15953 (SBU). Modeling of photocatalyst properties, including some or all of the following: predictions of semiconductor surface structure, the water/semiconductor interface, and theory of electron-transfer reactions. Research projects will be conducted under the direction of Profs. Oganov, Fernandez-Serra, and Allen. Initially, the project will be oriented towards prediction of novel surface structures using an extended version of the USPEX code. Depending on progress, the project will also feature ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of water on the predicted surfaces. Requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry or materials science with primary focus on theoretical research. Candidates must have a strong record of research experience, including skills in state-of-the-art first principles electronic structure methods to study materials properties.
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