Job: Postdoctoral Fellow- Computational Theorist

Department: EPL – Earth and Planets Laboratory


Location: Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately at the Earth and Planets Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science for a computational theorist to study transport properties of planetary core materials, primarily solid and liquid iron alloys

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in physics, geophysics, or a related field.
  • Experience with density functional theory is required.
  • Knowledge of Fortran, and C++, sufficient for modifying and debugging existing codes and Linux scripting.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with transport properties, KKR, and Green’s function techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to communicate and write clearly with experience publishing papers.

Application Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (including publications)
  • The contact information of three references.

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Ronald Cohen at

We believe academic environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas can thrive and work together. As such, we encourage applicants from under-represented groups and backgrounds to apply.

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 another protected group status.