Berkeley Lab's Energy Storage & Distributed ResourcesDivision has an opening for a Materials Research Scientist. This role will engage in research on integrated platforms for automated materials discovery by combining high throughput computational materials science, automated synthesis, automated characterization, and data based methodologies to accelerate all three processes.
What You Will Do:
Apply knowledge in high-throughput materials design relevant to the Materials Project Center mission.
Develop novel functional materials based on high throughput computational material science.
Translate theoretical discoveries into experimental synthesis and characterization regimes.
Develop automated, software infrastructures systems for synthesis and characterization of battery cathodes, transparent conducting oxides, scintillators, and other functional materials.
Develop and maintain infrastructure for data aggregation and analysis from experimental systems.
Participate in and support publications of research in the areas of materials design on functional electronic materials such as photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, transparent conductors etc.
Direct the work of technical support staff or students.
Interact with work group and professional colleagues outside of LBNL.
Assist in developing proposals to support own research portfolio.
What is Required:
PhD in Material Science or related Engineering discipline.
Experience in the design and implementation of high-throughput software infrastructure and first-principles computational materials design.
Experience in synthesis of functional materials.
Experience in a variety of material science characterization methodologies including SEM, TEM, SIMS, XPS, RBS and NRA.
Experience in coding, maintaining and executing workflow infrastructures handling high-throughput first-principles computations as well as database designs for storage of materials property data.
Experience in designing and developing control systems for experimental infrastructure to enable automation and data aggregation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and experience with oral and written presentations of scientific work.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and organize data for publication and presentations.
Strong record of scientific publications.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with staff members at all levels.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Post-Doctoral experience in Chemistry/Physics/Material Science.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 3, 2018.
This is a full time, 1 year, career-track term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years and that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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