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Date: Wed Nov 16 09:58:21 2016
Subject: 16.11.16 Postdoctoral Researcher - Center for Nanoscale Materials
The Nanoscience and Technology Division/Center for Nanoscale Materials(CNM)
at Argonne National Laboratory has an available postdoctoral position 
within the Theory and Modeling group Group, funded through the Laboratory 
Directed Research and Development program.  The position is funded for one
year with the possibility of an extension (subject to available funding and
performance evaluation).

You will carry out research in the area of computational modeling of 
reactive interfaces at atomic length scales (primarily large-scale 
reactive molecular dynamics) with particular focus on large area synthesis
of low-dimensional materials (traditional 2D and nanoparticle membranes), 
and oxide based memristors for use in novel neuromorphic computing devices.
Specifically, the research will employ multi-million atom reactive 
molecular dynamics(RMD) simulations to gain fundamental understanding of 
reaction pathways, computationally evaluate feasibility of various new 
synthesis procedures, dynamical evolution of metal/metal oxide interfaces,
and structural/mechanical changes that occur in the oxide upon application
of external fields.

 We expect you to have:

      A PhD in chemistry, computational materials science, chemical 
       engineering, or a related field is required.

      A strong background in large-scale reactive molecular dynamics, 
       kinetic Monte-Carlo, transition state theory, high-throughput 
       calculations, development of new reactive force fields, numerical 
       optimization, programming, and high performance computing is 

      Additional expertise in electronic structure calculations, force 
       field parameterization, machine-learning methods, genetic 
       algorithms, and big data analytics is beneficial. 

The project involves strong ties with experimental groups; so a proven 
track record of collaborations with synthesis (Chemical Vapor Deposition, 
Molecular Beam Epitaxy) and characterization groups will be advantageous.
 Please send a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications 
and the names and addresses of three professional references through the 
Argonne web site at for requisition #401579. For 
additional questions, please contact Dr. Subramanian Sankaranarayanan or 
Dr. Badri Narayanan.

 As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, 
Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive 
workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. 
In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or 
harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, 
color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital 
status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, 
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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