Job: Part-time Research Scientist

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory


Location: Washington, DC

The Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, seeks applications for a part time research scientist focused on the study of the fundamental physics of ferroelectric and multiferroic materials using first-principles based methods. The successful scientist will use density functional theory to compute and optimize properties of new and known materials to compare with experiments and design better materials.  An experimental component of the research is also possible, using optical, X-ray, magnetic, and dielectric measurements to better understand and improve materials.

Minimum qualifications for skills/experience/education:

  1.  PhD.
  2.  experience with density functional theory (DFT), particularly quantum espresso
  3.  experience with Quantum Monte Carlo, particularly the code QMCPACK
  4.  a thorough understanding of condensed matter science (chemistry, physics, materials  science, or mineral physics)
  5.  good writing and communication skills
  6.  a proven publication record
  7.  experience using DODHPC computers and ability to immediately activate an account
  8.  be able to start in July 2020
  9.  must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident residing in the United States.

Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.

Prospective researchers will telework to the Earth and Planets Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.