Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Materials Science

University of California Irvine

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Rupert Group (Computational Materials Science)

Job #JPF05804
  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Materials Science and Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 22nd, 2019

Next review date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Postdoctoral Scholar – Rupert Group

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholars to join the group of Professor Timothy J. Rupert. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications:

Postdoc in Computational Materials Science: The research will focus on atomistic and first-principles modeling of the production and performance of nanomaterials. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in computational materials science or condensed matter physics. A Ph.D. in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related field is required. Experience with atomistic modeling is required, while experience with the LAMMPS software package and first-principles modeling using density functional theory is preferred.

Additional Qualifications
• Ability to multi-task- Manages multiple tasks and projects at one time.
• Communication skills - Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words and job specific terms.
• Organizational ability - Well-versed in data management. Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills - Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
• Intellectual ability - Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Can provide directions.
• Computer skills - Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized technical software.
• Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.
Job location: Irvine, CA

Requirements Documents:
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter - Outlining your interests and relevant skills and experience

References: 3 references required (contact information only)

Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

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Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

In your application, please refer to