The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC is seeking PhD-level Scientific Research staff to support activity in Atomistic Modelling and Simulations. This multi-year position as a Research Associate will support the Institute’s research into condensed matter theory and materials simulations that form a close link with experiments and may guide the engineering design of novel devices.
The successful candidate will bring a broad vision and high degree of expertise in modern computational techniques for exploring the structure and morphology of complex materials. He or she will contribute deep expertise in high-performance computing, proficiency in ab-initio methods and classical molecular dynamics, and statistical methods for non-equilibrium systems, to support the development of new algorithms such as quantum/classical couplings. Topical focus areas include modelling growth of quantum materials, morphology and defects at interfaces, transport phenomena, and supramolecular chemistry and nanoscale self-assembly. The Research Associate DFT will support SBQMI’s team of multi-disciplinary Principal Investigators in their research and will also develop an independent research program, contribute to writing and publishing articles in top-tier journals, and mentor SBQMI students and postdocs who wish to develop advanced numerical skills.
SBQMI is a world-leading venture into research of systems and phenomena involving quantum materials. We believe in the power of collaboration to fuel the search for creative solutions and, in addition to building a strong interdisciplinary team of experimentalists and theorists from physics, chemistry and applied science, have established strong partnerships with TRIUMF, the Canadian Light Source, the Max Planck Society, and many other world leading institutions.
The successful candidate will thrive in our collegial culture and will bring the following qualifications to the role:
- PhD in Physics or a related discipline, specializing in computational materials physics and simulations at the atomistic scale
- Several years (minimum 3) of postdoctoral or equivalent experience
- Strong publication record in the ?eld
- Experience leading research projects
- Ability to pursue an independent research program aligned with SBQMI interests
- Good communication and collaboration skills
- Experience mentoring students is strongly desired
- Recognition as a top scientist in a particular field of research
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity send your CV, with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . In the subject line please include “RA-DFT” and your name.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC offers a competitive benefits package including extended medical, dental, life insurance, and pension.
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