Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Advertised Employing Department: Ames Laboratory
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, is seeking candidates for an Assistant Scientist III. Ames Laboratory is a Department of Energy National Laboratory contracted to Iowa State University.
The Assistant Scientist III position is primarily responsible for research, performing experiments, and computer modeling to determine the nature, structure, and properties of materials. This position will conduct advanced research on the development of the effective fragment molecular orbital (EFMO) method in order to enable the performance of quantum chemistry methods on molecules that are relevant to heterogeneous catalysis and the design of new materials. The Assistant Scientist III will develop the theory and apply associated high-performance computer code for highly parallel EFMO energies and gradients for petascale and exsacale architectures and interfacing of multiple large scientific applications. The Assistant Scientist III will lead research in novel architectures, and will interact with partners and scientists across the U.S. This work will be performed as part of a team of researchers located in Ames, Iowa.
Responsibilities include the application of advanced computer science concepts and practices to existing and future application codes in materials science to improve their scalability and tailor their performance and portability for HPC architectures. This position will supervise the research activities of students working in the research group. In collaboration with senior scientific staff, the position will co-author papers, presentations, reports, proposals, and technical manuals in order to efficiently disseminate research results and obtain new funding.
The successful candidate will possess an aptitude for working with computer software and programming environments to accomplish computational simulations in materials science. In addition, strong communication skills will expedite the process of successfully encouraging others to use the resulting software and interfaces. The candidate will have the ability to work on substantial independent theory and programming projects and possess solid interpersonal skills to effectively interact with other scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; or a Ph.D. or other professional degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Advanced degree in Theoretical/Computation Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, or related field of study.
Experience in electronic quantum mechanics
Experience utilizing the GAMESS suite
Experience mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 02/22/2019
Proposed End Date or Length of Term: One year term with the possibility of renewal
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.