Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago

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Position ID:UofC-IME-PDS [#9467]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Quantum Information
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Computational Science
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/08/02, finished 2018/07/22, listed until 2018/01/16)
Position Description:    

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The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME), established in 2011 by the University of Chicago in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, is a transformational academic unit exploring the intersection of science and engineering. IME explores innovative technologies that address fundamental societal problems through advances in nanoscale manipulation and design on a molecular scale. IME is the largest new academic program that the University has started since 1988.

A position is available in the group of Giulia Galli at the University of Chicago for a postdoctoral scholar specializing in the study of materials for quantum information science. An excellent candidate is sought with experience in solid-state physics and first principles simulations of materials.

Major duties and responsibilities: Develop method and codes for the investigations of materials at the atomistic level with the goal of understanding and discovering materials for use in quantum information technologies. Work will be carried out in collaboration with experimentalists. Information about the topics of interest can be found at: technologically-transformative-ecosystem

Skills and experience: -Strong background in solid-state physics, including density functional theory and many-body perturbation theory (required) -Programming: Python and C++ or Fortran (required) -Previous experience with first principles materials simulation codes (e.g. Quantum Espresso and Qbox) (preferred) -Previous collaboration with experimental groups (preferred)

The environment: The position (initially for 1 year and renewable) will be hosted at the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME), at the University of Chicago, under the supervision of Prof. Giulia Galli ( IME offers a thriving intellectual environment, outstanding computational resources and facilities, and a very active and lively community.

Applications: To apply, candidates should submit 1) a full CV, including contacts for at least two references, and 2) a cover letter of intent to Giulia Galli at, with “Quantum Information Postdoc” in the subject line (PDF attachments only). Shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually for interviews, usually over Skype videoconferencing.

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