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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Computational Separations Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310011

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Physical Sciences

Group: Basic & Applied Molecular Foundations

Job Description

What you will do:

  • Conduct independent research and work on team assignments

  • Lead manuscript development and maintain a strong overall publication record in the peer-reviewed scientific literature

  • Interact, communicate, and problem solve with a diverse team of research staff within the BAMF group, PSD and across PNNL

  • Present research at technical conferences and project/program review meetings

  • Participate in the development of research proposals

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Qualifications / Skills / Training Necessary for the Position:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Experience with electronic structure and atomistic simulations codes are imperative. Candidates with good knowledge of ab initio molecular dynamics codes, classical molecular software and experience with quantum chemical software, is desirable.

  • Programming skills (Fortran, C, C++), theory development and experience with modern high-performance computation platforms are essential for a successful appointment.

  • Additional expertise in statistical analysis of data and training of neutral networks would be beneficial and desirable.

  • The successful candidate will be asked to work on chemical problems for which a background in physical chemistry can be an asset.

  • PNNL offers a culturally and technically diverse environment for collaborative research which bridged disciplines. The successful candidate should be able to work well in a diverse team setting as she/he will interact with both theory and experimental colleagues on collaborative projects in which communications skills are a plus.

Preferred Education/Credential:

PhD. In Chemistry, Physics or Engineering

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci's

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Basic & Appl Molec Foundations

Opening Date: 2020-01-14

Closing Date: 2020-02-04