Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Position ID:Duke-MEMS-POST [#16940]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2020/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2020/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Occupational Summary Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full time academic or research career.

Work Performed DEFINITION: The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g. ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency. 1. A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred. If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated. 2. Note for international candidates: Generally, immigration classifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued to sponsor the individual. The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for length of appointment). The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship, and may include teaching responsibilities. The appointment is generally preparatory for a full time academic or research career. The appointment is not part of a clinical training program, unless research training under the supervision of a senior mentor is the primary purpose of the appointment. The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at Duke University. The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

EXPECTATION: The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for Postdoctoral Associates Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research Compliance with good scholarly and research practice Maintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination Adherence to University standards regarding use of isotopes, chemicals, infectious agents, animals, human subjects, and the like Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Appointee's research activities. Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee's research. Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others as described in the Duke University School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies pertaining to other schools at Duke University. Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures. Required Qualifications at this Level Education/Training: A doctoral degree in the subject areas of chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, materials science, applied mathematics or computer science is preferred. ________________________________________ Experience: This position focuses on first principles computational materials science, especially development of software for such simulations in the context of the "ELSI" software infrastructure, which is now established in several major scientific programs for materials simulations. We are seeking a motivated individual to take this work to the next level, by pursuing new developments in large-scale electronic structure theory, implementations relevant to current and future hardware paradigms (particularly GPUs), joint library developments with other community software packages, and related projects that advance the reach of future electronic structure based simulations as a whole. ________________________________________ Skills: A strong background in quantum mechanics of the condensed phase, including density-functional theory and many-body methods for molecules, nanosystems and solids, is required. Desirable experience includes Fortran, C, C++, and Python; experience with collaborative large scientific software projects based on electronic structure methods; high-performance computing and parallel programming based on the MPI standard; experience with emerging high-performance architectures including GPUs; experience with current software development practices (e.g., git, CMake, continuous integration). ________________________________________ The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. ________________________________________ Essential Physical Job Functions Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708

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