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Postdoctoral Researcher

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 11, 2024

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


The Entropy for Energy Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University (PI Corey Oses) has openings for postdoctoral researchers in the data-driven discovery of energy materials. Projects focus on innovating clean hydrogen production, waste-heat conversion, nuclear power generation, and energy storage.


A. Doctorate in materials science, physics, chemistry, computer science or related fields.

B. Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal. The dissemination of research findings through peer-reviewed articles and presentations is mission critical.

C. Ability to lead research projects and collaborate with experimentalists.

D. Understanding of thermodynamics of materials, solid-state physics, inorganic chemistry, and metallurgy.

E. Strong programming skills in C and Python and proficiency with Unix systems.

F. Proven experience with VASP, Quantum ESPRESSO, LAMMPS, or other ab-initio codes.

G. Expertise in any of the following areas: high-entropy materials, disorder, phonons, magnetism, catalysis, machine learning/artificial intelligence, database/API development, repositories.

Graduate students near the completion of their Ph.D. are welcome to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit a single PDF file via Interfolio named “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_S4E_202406.pdf” containing: a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references. The cover letter should address each point of the qualifications list explicitly (i.e., A, B, C, …).

OPTIONAL: DOIs for 3 recent and relevant publications can be included at the end of the packet.

Questions can be sent to the S4E team (jobs AT; subject line must contain “S4E Post-Doc”.

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