Postdoctoral Research Associate
About the Opportunity
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in Prof.
Qimin Yan's research group in the Department of Physics.
Prof. Qimin Yan's group develops computational and data-driven
approaches to understand and design novel quantum phases and
functional materials for quantum information science and
technologies, including defect-based qubit design, quantum sensing,
and quantum computing. We use first-principles computations to
understand structure-property correlations and use them to design
novel quantum phases in both bulk and two-dimensional materials. We
develop machine learning frameworks based on state-of-the-art AI
technologies that are specially designed for understanding quantum
phenomena in complex material systems to accelerate the discovery
and design of quantum materials for technology applications.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform independent
research in the field of two-dimensional materials and their
heterojunctions for quantum information and energy conversion
applications. The candidate will work together with external
collaborators, guide graduate students, and disseminate the results
in conferences and high-profile journal articles.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will:
1) Assist in initiating, executing, and completing research and
2) Prepare and write research papers, presentations, grant
3) Maintain laboratory
4) Train graduate students
PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science is required.
The candidate is expected to have extensive research experience
with data-driven approaches for materials discovery and design.
Experience with Python programming, high-throughput computations,
database management, and first-principles materials simulations are
required. Fundamental understanding in quantum phenomena related to
the ground and excited states of two-dimensional material
heterojunction systems are beneficial.
Experience in electronic structures and the excited-state
properties of two-dimensional materials is highly desirable.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
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