Positions

Thank you for your interest in our group! We use Airtable to manage all applications to ensure a speedy and fair evaluation process. All applicants (regardless of type of position) should use the form at the end of this page to submit an application.

Before submitting an application, it is helpful to review the research vision and mission of the Materials Virtual Lab as well as its guide for newcomers to make sure it is compatible with your career goals and experience. While we strive to be an inclusive, nurturing and exciting lab, we recognize that not everyone necessarily has the same scientific interests or preference of work environment.

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Associate

We are seeking to fill one postdoctoral position.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to lead exciting projects that integrate advanced first principles methods, information technology and experiments (through external collaborations) to develop novel materials in energy storage and solid-state lighting. They will also receive mentoring to prepare them for future careers in academia or industry, including project management skills, proposal writing and effective scientific communication.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate creativity, passion for scientific inquiry, and an ability to link fundamental science to real-world applications. The ideal candidate will also have:

  1. An advanced degree in materials science and/or solid-state physics.
  2. Experience with first principles methods, such as density functional theory (DFT), ab initio molecular dynamics, density functional perturbation theory or GW.
  3. Programming skills, preferably with experience in sustainable software development for robust widely used code bases.

Graduate and undergraduate students

We are always looking for highly motivated graduate and undergraduate researchers to join our group. For PhDs and undergraduates, a lack of prior experience is not a significant concern. What we look for are individuals who have the drive, creativity and potential to do transformative research. Successful applicants will receive an extensive on-the-job training and mentoring program designed to maximize their potential.

Application Form