Simons Foundation, Flatiron Institute

Position ID:Simons Foundation-Flatiron Institute-FRFICC [#26924]
Position Title: Flatiron Research Fellow, Initiative for Computational Catalysis
Position Location:New York, New York 10010, United States
Subject Areas: Chemistry
Computer Science
Condensed Matter Physics
Materials Science
Applied Mathematics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/12/22)
Position Description:    


Flatiron Research Fellow, Initiative for Computational Catalysis

Description
Directed by Angel Rubio and co-directed by Timothy Berkelbach, the Initiative for Computational Catalysis (ICC) develops and applies new computational techniques to fundamental open problems in catalysis, broadly defined. These techniques will possess the accuracy necessary for meaningful, quantitative predictions of catalytic chemical reactions, such as those underlying the transition away from a fossil fuel dependent economy, with more general impacts in the energy, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries. See: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/initiative-on-computational-catalysis/

The Initiative will be a finite duration effort (10 years), housed within the Flatiron Institute, and will officially open on July 1, 2024. At its peak, ICC will comprise 25 research and software scientists at career stages from recent Ph.D.s through senior scientists, as well as support staff, visiting scientists, and affiliated graduate students and interns. ICC will have vigorous visitor and workshop programs and strong interactions with scientists from neighboring institutions.

Flatiron Research Fellows (FRFs) in ICC are individuals at the postdoctoral level with backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: theoretical chemistry, materials science, condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, or computer science. Reporting to Research Scientists, Data Scientists, or the Center Director/co-Director as appropriate, Flatiron Research Fellows work on developing new concepts, algorithms, and codes needed to understand the electronic structure and dynamics of catalyzed chemical reactions. FRFs are expected to disseminate their results through scientific publication, production of open-source software, participation in conferences, workshops, and seminars, and through mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students as appropriate. If applicable, an applicant can be hired as a Flatiron Research Fellow-Software position, suitable for a postdoctoral-level scientist with interests more directly aligned to our software and coding efforts.

The initial appointments are generally for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year, contingent on performance. FRFs may be eligible for subsidized housing within walking distance of the ICC. The anticipated start date is between the end of August 2024 through late November 2024.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
▪ Performing theoretical and computational research
▪ Developing, implementing and maintaining scientific software
▪ Assisting in the organization of ICC and Flatiron-wide collaborative activities including seminars, workshops and meetings
▪ Actively participating in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and of presentations at scientific conferences
▪ Assisting in student mentorship
▪ Sharing expertise and providing training and guidance to ICC staff and visitors as needed.

FRF positions are generally two-year appointments that can be renewed for a third year, contingent on performance. Fellows will be based, and have a principal office or workspace, at the Simons Foundation's offices in New York City. Fellows may also be eligible for subsidized housing within walking distance of the Flatiron Institute.

This position will be based, and have a principal office or workspace, at the foundation's offices in New York City.

For more information about careers at the Flatiron Institute, please visit simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/careers.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
▪ The full-time annual compensation for this position is $90,000.
▪ In addition to competitive salaries, the Simons Foundation provides employees with an outstanding benefits package.

DEADLINE
Applications for available positions that begin in 2024 will be reviewed in Fall 2023 and considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. For full consideration, application by December 8th, 2023 is recommended.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education
▪ Ph.D. in relevant field
Related Skills & Other Requirements
▪ Ability to do original and outstanding theoretical/computational research in chemistry, materials science, condensed matter physics, applied mathematics, computer science, or a related field;
▪ Expertise in computational methods, data analysis, software and algorithm development, modeling, machine learning, high-performance and parallel computing, or scientific simulation;
▪ Effective oral and written communication skills;
▪ Ability to work well independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.

Application Instructions
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
▪ Curriculum vitae with publication list
▪ Research statement of not more than 4 pages describing past important results as well as current and future research interests which may include both scientific topics and algorithm and software development. The statement may also discuss joint projects with other research institutions.
▪ Three (3) letters of recommendation

To apply, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/136061






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