Lehigh University, Physics

Position ID:Lehigh-Physics-2DMATERIALS [#19378]
Position Title: Post-Doc in Data-Driven 2D-based Materials
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Computational physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Machine Learning, Materials Sciences, materials theory;
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/09/02, updated 2021/08/31, listed until 2022/06/15)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Position in Data-driven 2D-based Materials 
The Department of Physics in the group of Dr. Chinedu Ekuma at Lehigh University (LU), is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral research associate within the area of electronic structure calculations and machine learning with applications to functionalized 2D-based materials. 

The successful candidate will develop and apply ab initio-based computational approaches to explore and exploit functionalization strategies such as defect-engineering, electrochemical intercalations, layer stacking for controlling and enhancing the properties of 2D-based materials.
While the overarching focus of this position is the exploration of specific 2D functionalization strategies, the goal of this specific postdoc project will depend on the interests and qualifications of the candidate. We have a broad and flexible focus when it comes to the employed methodologies (DFT, many-body perturbation theory, machine-learning, and effective Hamiltonians and models such as the DMFT) the target properties (electronic, optical, magnetic, topological), and the potential technological applications (optoelectronic devices and quantum information). These areas will be covered by several interrelated PhD and postdoctoral projects. 

The group has strong connections to local experimental groups within LU and National Labs such as the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) at the U.S. Army Research Lab. ALC, MD. 

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in theoretical/computational physics or chemistry. The successful postdoctoral candidate should have a strong background in solid state physics and electronic structure calculations or in machine learning. The candidate should be proficient in Python programming. Good communication skills in both spoken and written English, are a requirement. Self-motivation is a desired skill. 

 Salary and terms of employment 
LU offers a highly competitive salary package. The period of employment is for two years with the possibility of extension for a third year upon mutual consent. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. 

Application procedure 
Your completed online application must be submitted no later than March 31, 2022. The file must include: 
• Application (cover letter) 
• CV 
• Research Statement 
• Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD) 
• List of publications 
• Two to three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site) 
• And anything else requested in the position description 
Further information 
Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Professor Chinedu Ekuma (chinedu.ekuma@lehigh.edu). You can read more about our research on our website at cekumagroup.cas.lehigh.edu. If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working at LU at hr.lehigh.edu.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Lehigh University Physics
16 Memorial Drive East
Bethlehem, PA 18015