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Assistant Scientist in Electron Structures/DMFT

Job ID 1143 Date posted 12/07/2017


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



The Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Center for Computational Material Science is a multi-institutional effort (involving BNL, Rutgers University, University of Virginia, University of Tennessee, and Ames Laboratories) to develop and disseminate methodologies (theory, algorithms, and codes) to accurately describe the physical properties of complex strongly correlated materials.  It was launched in September 2015 and its aim is to accelerate scientific progress in materials research by enabling theoretical spectroscopy and theoretically guided material design to correlated electron systems.



The Assistant Scientist position will help advance the CDMFTS towards its goals.  

Responsibilites include:

  • Carrying out independent scientific research, in algorithms and code development of methods to treat strongly correlated electron systems, as well as engage in collaborations with existing members of our team.  
  • Working on the development of GW combined with vertex corrections, LDA+DMFT and LDA+Gutzwiller.



  • PhD in Physics, Materials Science or related field.
  • Highly motivated individual with a very strong technical background in one of the following fields:  applied mathematics, theoretical chemistry, computer science, theoretical condensed matter physics or materials science.
  • Demonstrated ability in code development.
  • Ability to travel at least 10%.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate with other scientists and staff on-site and at the Center.
  • Of particular interest are software engineers with some interest or experience in electronic structure, as well as electronic structure scientists with interest or experience in software engineering.

This position is based at BNL but will involve close interactions with other scientists in the center.  Applications consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, a brief (1-2 pages) description of research interests and accomplishments, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the BNL website.  Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please indicate in your cover letter when you are available to begin employment. 

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

•              Medical Plans

•              Vacation

•              Holidays

•              Dental Plans

•              Life Insurance

•              401(k) Plan

•              Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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