A 3-year position is available for a computational scientist who wants to join the Department of Physics at the University of York, to become an active developer of the CASTEP quantum-mechanical materials modelling code and undertake research projects concerned with the first principles simulation of materials, as part of the EPSRC-funded UKCP High End Computing Consortium (http://www.ukcp.ac.uk).
As a successful candidate you will:
Skills, experience and qualifications:
You should hold a first degree in a relevant discipline such as Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or Mathematics and a PhD or equivalent in a relevant branch of the Physical Sciences.
You will possess excellent knowledge of solid-state physics and first principles methods to engage in high quality research and will have experience of undertaking publicly evidenced high quality research in theoretical physics, chemistry or a related discipline. You should also be able to demonstrate active participation in the planning and advancement of research projects, both individually and collaboratively and the ability to lead and/or take responsibility for a small research project or identified parts of a large project.
You will have highly developed communication skills, with a good command of written and spoken English and should be able to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing. You should also be able to evidence the dissemination of research e.g. through conference/workshop; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; published chapters in text books; published papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere; the development of websites.
You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of a range of research software techniques and methodologies and advanced and specialist IT knowledge. The following skills are essential:
The post is full-time, 37 hours a week on a fixed-term contract for 3 years with a salary of £38,832 a year.
For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Matt Probert email@example.com Tel: +44 (0)1904 322239.
Closing date: 5 March 2018
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