Research Scientist, Computational Materials
Posted on: November 18, 2022
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas
and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology,
conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a motivated and organized
Computational Chemist/Physicist/Engineer to join a
multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineering in support of
developing novel material systems relevant to the automotive,
aerospace and defense industries. The individual will be
responsible for performing quantum chemical/molecular modeling
calculations in support of a wide variety of inorganic and soft
condensed matter systems. The candidate will interface with other
engineers and scientists to guide the design and development of
these material systems. ESSENTIAL SKILLS/DUTIES: * Perform
calculations with computational tools related to a combination of
quantum chemical and molecular dynamics methods.
* Some experience with density functional theory, force field,
semi-empirical quantum mechanics, plane-wave and pseudopotential
methods. Thus, some demonstrated knowledge and usage of codes like
Gaussian or VASP is essential.
* Additional experience with molecular dynamics codes such as
LAMMPS or GROMACS is preferred along with some understanding of the
entire pipeline related to input preparation, troubleshooting and
data analysis methods and tools.
* Understanding of organic/inorganic chemistry through course work
or prior research experience is desired.
* Proficiency in Python, Bash and job scheduling tools such as
SLURM and experience with performing calculations in HPC/cluster
* An interest or prior experience in implementing high-throughput
or informatics-like pipelines related to accelerated materials
development is desirable.
* An understanding or prior experience in finite element analysis
or multiphysics simulations would be a bonus but not required.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to spend extended
periods of time at a computer monitor. Excellent problem solving
and written and verbal communication skills. EDUCATION DESIRED:
Bachelors + 1-2 years of experience or M.S. in computational
chemistry, physics, materials science or related engineering
discipline. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Person status required (US
citizen or green card). May be required to travel. KEYWORDS:
Quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, python, density functional
theory, DFT, polymers, nanomaterials, organic chemistry,
computational chemistry, nanotechnology, computational physics This
position must meet Export Control compliance requirements,
therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is
required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent
resident, refugee, or asylee. HRL offers a very competitive
compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits
include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym
facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging
work environment. HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment
Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting,
hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity,
color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental
disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or
protected veteran status, union membership, or political
affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform
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