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MSEE URA Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity – Wicks Lab

Aug 27, 2020 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

Extreme Environments Postdoctoral Fellow

The Wicks lab at Johns Hopkins seeks a postdoctoral researcher to perform simulation and experimental investigations into materials properties under extreme conditions. The postdoctoral fellow will join Prof. June Wicks’s group in projects in the Materials Science in Extreme Environments University Research Alliance (MSEE URA), a new collaboration that brings together scientists from 18 research institutions and national laboratories.

The successful candidate will combine hydrodynamic simulations and data from laser-driven experiments to quantify and reduce uncertainties in materials properties and associated hydro simulations. They will be responsible for incorporating results from first-principles materials properties simulations in HYADES simulations of laser-driven experiments, running and processing simulations, and using state-of-the art tools for Bayesian inference and uncertainty quantification. Overall, the postdoctoral researcher will join the Wicks Lab’s goal to understand how macroscopic observables are controlled by the fundamental behavior of materials at extreme conditions. They will develop skills in the lab’s core expertise on high pressure experiments, and will work on modeling and uncertainty quantification with researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Experience in physics simulations, radiation-hydrodynamics or materials properties calculations is preferred, in addition to advanced knowledge of statistical inference and/or uncertainty quantification.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

To apply, please submit a 1-2 page statement of research interests, a CV, and contact information for 3 references to wicks@jhu.edu and gaffney3@llnl.gov. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2020.

The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

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