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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Aaron Lindenberg

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Lindenberg, Aaron
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Das Pemmaraju
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
SLAC: Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES)
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
one-year appointment starting immediately with the possibility of a further 1-2 year extension based on performance and the needs of the NPNEQ center
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Interested candidates should submit the required application materials to Das Pemmaraju ( with the title “SIMES-NPNEQ Postdoctoral Fellowship”.

The Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the area of computational materials science. This position is associated with the newly established multi-institutional center for Non-Perturbative Studies of Functional Materials under Non-Equilibrium Conditions (NPNEQ) which aims to enable predictive simulations of materials far from equilibrium to inform research in quantum materials and attosecond strong-field physics. The successful candidate will work as a member of the NPNEQ team on the theory,  numerical implementation and validation of the next generation of real-time time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) methods for scalable nonequilibrium dynamics simulations on emerging exascale supercomputers.
The postdoc will be based at SIMES which is a joint institute between the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University and home to a number of cutting-edge experimental and theory programs in ultrafast materials science (  Within SIMES, the postdoc will work under the supervision of Dr. Das Pemmaraju and Prof. Aaron Lindenberg. Furthermore, as a member of the NPNEQ center the postdoc will work in close collaboration with theory and experimental teams at Stanford/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent qualification in physics, mathematics, chemistry, materials science or a related discipline.
  • Experience in quantum simulation methods such as density functional theory, time-dependent density functional theory, many-body perturbation theory, Quantum Monte Carlo or related approaches is highly desirable.
  • This position involves a significant amount of numerical code development aimed at the next generation of exascale supercomputers.
    • Therefore, the ideal candidate will have prior scientific programming experience combined with an enthusiasm for scalable computing on highly parallel architectures.
  • Additionally, the candidate would have demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in an academic setting along with an ability to work both individually and in a collaborative team environment.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Statement of research interest


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