Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
The Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a research associate position with experience in density functional theory (DFT) simulations. Applicants must have experience with DFT codes and with running large first-principles simulations. Applicants must possess a graduate degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or similar field and show a history of computational research using DFT or a similar technique. This posting can be filled by a candidate working part-time or on an intermittent schedule.
The Physics Department is part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has a long history of excellence in the areas of weapons physics, in which it has active research programs. This position would support existing research programs in explosives and propellants.
An earned graduate degree in materials science, chemistry, physics or related engineering field; PhD preferred.
Experience with density functional theory simulations or similar first-principles techniques.
Experience with quantum molecular dynamics or DFT simulations of magnetic systems is highly desirable.
Prior postdoctoral work is highly desirable.
U.S. citizenship required.
A letter of application including CV, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent by March 5, 2018 to:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Part-time and/or intermittent work is authorized for this position.
Full Time Telework will not be offered.
Note: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc.)
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
Internal Number: 760
About Naval Postgraduate School
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.