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Multiscale Modeling of Interfaces for Energy Storage and Conversion- Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings forPostdoctoral Researchers to conduct research on multiscale modeling of complex interfaces for energy storage and conversion.Focus areas will include simulations of chemistry and transport at solid-liquid and solid-solid interfaces for solid-state batteries and for the delivery and storage of hydrogen. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team in support of projects sponsored by the Fuel Cell Technologies and Vehicle Technologies Offices within the Department of Energy. This position is in the Quantum Simulations group of the Materials Science Division.

Essential Duties
- Perform atomistic and mesoscale simulations of solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces.
- Perform analysis of pathways and barriers for interfacial chemical reactions and ion transport phenomena.
- Develop structure-composition-property relationships for optimizing transport and reactivity using statistical, analytical, and machine learning methodologies.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design and execution of research to address defined problems.
- Collaborate with computational and experimental scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
- Document research, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences/technical meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Recent Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or a related field.
- Understanding of the concepts of density functional theory and related quantum mechanical methods, and in the application of density functional theory to simulations of chemical reactions and/or ion transport in materials.
- Experience in at least one of the following methods: classical or coarse-grained molecular dynamics, potential fitting, phase-field simulations, or finite-element simulations, as applied to the abovementioned applications.
- Experience in innovative application of a broad range of tools including atomistic simulation codes, data acquisition, and data analysis.
- Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effectivepresentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
- Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
- Ability totravel as necessary to interact with sponsors and customers.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience in one or more of the following application areas: solid-state batteries, hydrogen production, hydrogen delivery, or hydrogen storage.
- Experience with the development of novel methods for modeling the effects of chemical composition on interfacial electrochemistry, or performing large-scale ab initio simulations on high-performance computing environments, and Proficiency in Python, FORTRAN, and/or C++ coding.
- Experience with the application of statistical, analytical, or machine learning methods for optimizing ion transport at interfaces and in solids.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: None required.

Note:Relisted position. Originally listed on 4/4/2019. Previous candidates need not reapply.

This is a two year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posted: 2019-08-29 Expires: 2019-10-31

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Multiscale Modeling of Interfaces for Energy Storage and Conversion- Postdoctoral Researcher

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