[20120915] Post-doc and PhD positions, NYSU, Stony Brook, USA

Open Postdoctoral and PhD Positions, Computational Materials Discovery lab at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

We seek outstanding candidates for several PhD student and postdoctoral openings, available from October 2012. Applications can be sent at any time, preferably by 15 September 2012. The positions will be extremely competitive and filled when truly outstanding candidates are identified.

Our two main research directions are:
(1) development of new methods and codes for computational materials discovery.
(2) applications of novel computational methods to search for new functional materials, high-pressure physics, and studies of the mineralogy of planetary interiors.

Stony Brook is located in a very attractive part of Long Island. The University and our Laboratory have unique computing facilities. The University benefits greatly from its geographic proximity and close ties with Brookhaven National Lab. The newly established New York Center for Computational Science, to which our lab belongs, is aimed at creating a critical mass of computational research.

Our Laboratory benefits from close ties with and state-of-the-art experimental facilities at Mineral Physics Institute at Stony Brook, and close collaborations with a number of companies and research groups – in particular in the US, Switzerland, Germany, France, Russia, China. We offer excellent research facilities, an exciting scientific program, friendly atmosphere, and competitive salaries.

Candidates should demonstrate their excellence and valid degrees in any of these fields – computational science and programming, physics, chemistry, materials science, geosciences. Strong background in theoretical physics/chemistry and/or
simulation techniques is necessary.

Applications for any position should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of two references to Artem R. Oganov (artem.oganov@sunysb.edu). Those applying for a PhD position should also apply online (http://www.grad.sunysb.edu/admissions/app_info.shtml) either to Geosciences or to Physics Departments. Stony Brook University is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.