The CFN is a DOE-funded national scientific user facility, offering users a supported research experience with top-caliber scientists and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation. The CFN mission is advancing nanoscience through frontier fundamental research and technique development, and is the nexus of a broad collaboration network. Each year, CFN staff members support the research of nearly 600 external facility users.
Three strategic nanoscience themes underlie the CFN scientific facilities: The CFN fosters research on complex self-assembly processes, for building new ways of constructing Synthesis byNanomaterial Assembly. The CFN researches and applies platforms for state-of-the-art techniques for Accelerated Nanomaterial Discovery for target structure and functionality. The CFN develops and utilizes advanced capabilities for studies of Nanomaterials in Operando Conditions for characterizing materials and reactions at the atomic scale in real-world environments.
The CFN is seeking two exceptional Postdoctoral Research Associates to contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary project involving several DOE user facilities, focused on accelerating materials discovery.The project will apply Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) techniques to analyze complex multi-modal experimental and simulated data sets. In this project, you will carry out research to interpret X-ray spectral data using theory, computation and machine learning methods. You will have an opportunity to engage in developing computational spectroscopy databases and machine learning models to unravel correlations among local structure motifs, electronic descriptors and spectral features. In this research, you will work on data analytics driven projects directly tied to experimental data under the supervision of Dr. Deyu Lu, in close collaboration with researchers at CFN, the National Synchrotron Light Source II, and the Brookhaven Computational Science Initiative.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
You are qualified for this Research Associate position if:
You have earned a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related engineering discipline) within the past five years or will complete your degree prior to the starting date;
You have demonstrated track record in applying first-principles electronic structure theory to materials science and/or developing machine learning models and applications to solve science problems;
You communicate effectively, both verbally and through technical writing, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed journal publications or conference presentations;
You are committed to fostering an environment of safe scientific work practices.
Preferred background and experience:
You are well-matched to this position if:
You have demonstrated knowledge of first principles computational spectroscopy;
You have demonstrated knowledge of deep learning methods;
You work effectively in a collaborative team to tackle challenging scientific problems, particularly the application of theory, simulation, and/or data analytics to understand experimental results;
You are interested in learning how to use physical theory and computation together with deep learning methods.
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