Theoretical and Computational Physics, Brandeis University

Position ID:Brandeis-Theoretical and Computational Physics-COMPUTATIONALFELLOW [#9300]
Position Title: Brandeis University MRSEC Computational Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Computational physics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/06/27, finished 2018/07/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The BioInspired Soft Materials Center (a National Science Foundation MRSEC) has an opening for a MRSEC Computational Fellow. This position offers independence in selection of research direction within the BioInspired Soft Materials Center.  The Center seeks to create new materials that are constructed from only a few simplified components, yet capture the remarkable functionalities found in living organisms. The center includes two Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs).  IRG1, Biological Active Materials, experimentally and theoretically characterizes active matter constructed from biological building blocks such as molecular motor proteins and microtubules. IRG2, Membrane based Materials, studies the principles that govern shaping and reconfiguring of membranes. This is achieved by studying both nanometer-scale lipid membranes and micron-scale membranes constructed from filamentous viruses or DNA origami rods. Both IRGs are highly collaborative, comprising investigators from across the Physical and Life Sciences.  The Computational Fellow will work closely with theoretical and experimental investigators from these groups.  The Fellow will lead her/his own research project as well as helping to direct scientific programming projects of other students and postdocs in the theory and experimental groups.  The Fellow will also take the lead role in directing the Brandeis MRSEC computational facility high performance computing cluster; the Brandeis Technology Services group will provide on-the-job training in systems administration to support this role.

The ideal candidate would have experience in performing large-scale simulations, programming for highly parallelized and/or GPU architectures, proficiency in C++ and the Unix shell environment, an interest in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, and a PhD in condensed matter physics, biophysics, theoretical or computational chemistry, or a related field.

Applicants should submit a  CV, a short research statement and description of research interests, and three letters of recommendation.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally
diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and

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:
Physics Dept., MS057
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

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