postdoctoral position available in simulations of ionic liquids at NASA Ames

From: Lawson, John W. (ARC-TSM) (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 00:35:46 CDT

  A postdoctoral position is available immediately at the NASA Ames Research Center. Funding is available for a one year project involving MD and ab initio simulations of ionic liquids for novel energy storage systems. Candidates must have experience performing atomistic simulations. Direct experience with standard MD software packages (LAMMPS, GROMACS, NAMD, etc) is preferred but not required. The appointment is jointly with John Lawson and Charles Bauschlicher

  Computational materials science research at NASA Ames is directed towards multiscale modeling (ab initio, atomistic, continuum) of next generation materials for space and aeronautics applications. We have multi- disciplinary teams (chemists, physicists, material scientists) working on both experimental and computational issues.

  The candidate should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, such as Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Chemical Engineering before the commencement of the appointment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computational materials modeling using standard software packages and also be strong in scientific programming.

  Interested persons should submit by email a CV including publication list and contact information for 2-3 references to John Lawson ( Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants who are US citizens or permanent US residents will receive special consideration. Due to limited travel/relocation funds, only applicants currently residing in the US will be considered. The position is for one year. Extensions will depend on availability of funding.

  The NASA Ames Research Center is located near Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, 10 miles from Stanford University and 40 miles from San Francisco.

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