Job Opportunities



Postdoctoral Researcher

The Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to perform research related to the development and experimental validation of computational models exploring new spin defects physics in optically active quantum systems.

The candidate will primarily be responsible for developing combined theoretical and experimental strategies for the discovery and characterization of spin defects in optically active quantum systems. The candidate will carry out first principles calculations on defective materials and of structural and optical properties directly comparable with experiments using codes developed within the MICCoM center. The candidate will also carry out optical experiments and materials characterization to validate theoretical and computational results with known and exploratory defects. These measurements will include optical spectroscopy, spin characterization, and basic materials characterization (defect density, strain, etc.) of known and unknown optical defect systems.

Postdoctoral Researcher

The Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to perform research related to the development and experimental validation of computational models exploring electronic and phonon interactions. The candidate will primarily be responsible for interfacing first principles modeling with experimental measurements, and developing algorithms and software to improve materials property prediction.

Software Scientist (2)

The Midwest integrated center for computational materials is looking for two software scientists to join the development team located at Argonne National Laboratory. Excellent candidates are sought with experience in the development of complex scientific software architectures to support the development and deployment of MICCoM codes and of analysis codes for advanced sampling, molecular dynamics and electronic structure calculations. The software scientists will work with a team of 10+ PhDs/postdocs contributing to the development of codes currently supported by MICCoM.

Software/Data Engineer

Excellent candidates are sought with experience in the development of complex software and data architectures to support the development and deployment of MICCoM data infrastructure (http://www.qresp.org/). In particular we seek candidates that are excellent Python programmers, with experience in generating and using databases. The Software/Data Engineer will perform a variety of activities related to software support and/or development: the engineer will provide analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for end user applications, beta general releases, web pages, and production support. The software/data engineer will work with a team of 10+ PhDs/postdocs. If interested, candidates can contact both Prof. Giulia Galli (gagalli@uchicago.edu) and Dr. Marco Govoni (mgovoni@anl.gov), with “Software/Data Engineer Application” in the subject line.