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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Company name
Iowa State University

Location
Ames, IA
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Special Instructions

Special Instructions Summary

Posting Details

Posting Number

800053

Working Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Advertised Employing Department

Ames Lab

Appointment Type

Post Doctoral

Base of Employment

D - Post Doctoral

Full or Part Time

Full-Time

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Proposed Start Date

07/01/2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year

12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Critical Materials Institute at the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in theory, computation, and modeling of magnetic materials. Strong knowledge on magnetic anisotropy along with mechanical, and interfacial properties of permanent magnetic materials, and how these properties are affected by crystal environment, site substitution and interstitial inclusions, is preferred. The candidate will work with advanced density functional theory (DFT) methods, therefore experience with DFT is a must requirement.

The successful candidate for this position will be collaborating with interdisciplinary group of theorists and experimentalists from condensed matter, materials, and chemical sciences. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.

Required Education and Experience

• Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or closely related field must be completed prior to start date

• Expertise in density functional theory based electronic structure calculations with extensive experience with full-potential approaches.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Evidence of ability to work individually and as part of a team.

• A highly self-motivated and independent researcher.

• A strong track record of first author publications in peer reviewed journals.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

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. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, 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.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name

Meredith Williams

Department Contact Phone

515-294-2680

Department Contact Email

humanresources@ameslab.gov

Department/Unit Website

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter detailing specific experience; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: DFTmagnetpostdoc@ameslab.gov.

Guaranteed Consideration Date

04/13/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Quick Link

http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/32222

EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Classification Information

University Title

Postdoc Research Associate - 0100

Salary

Job Category

Post Doctoral

Company Profile
Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions.

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