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Join the Materials Design Team

The MedeA software package developed by Materials Design is the leading environment for the atomistic simulation of materials. MedeA enables professional, day-to-day deployment of atomic-scale and nano-scale computations for materials engineering, optimization, and discovery. In MedeA, world-class simulation engines are integrated with elaborate property prediction modules, experimental databases, structure builders and analysis tools, all in one user-friendly environment.

Now Hiring:
Research and Development Position for Microstructure Modeling

Materials Design is a state-of-the-art computational materials modeling software and contract research provider, with customers, partners, and collaborators worldwide. Building on its extensive experience in ab initio electronic structure methods and atomistic simulations using forcefields, Materials Design seeks gifted candidates to support an ongoing corporate thrust into mesoscale and multiscale materials modeling.


Professional Responsibilities


  • Scientific and engineering model development using the MedeA materials simulation environment in combination with tools such as MOOSE

  • Preparation and delivery of presentations and reports, maintaining close contacts with customers

  • Collaboration with software development team, software testing, documentation

  • Meeting project goals, milestones, and timelines


Qualifications and Skills


  • Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or closely related disciplines

  • Established record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at scientific conferences

  • Expertise in the development and use of advanced materials modeling software in particular in the area of microstructure modeling

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, writing skills, team orientation, and problem-solving abilities


Desirable Experience


  • Experience in phase field modeling, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, and electronic structure methods and programs including LAMMPS, GIBBS, VASP, Quantum Espresso, MOPAC, and Gaussian

  • Experience with object-oriented environments such as MOOSE

  • Programming languages and tools: Fortran 90, C/C++, Tcl, Python, Subversion, Make, cMake, Windows, Linux, OS X, shell scripting

  • High performance computing platforms, GPU’s, parallel computing, cluster management


In the first months of employment, the candidate will be based near Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA to work with Professor Anter El-Azab of Purdue University and Materials Design technical staff in the design of a chemo-mechanical microstructure evolution model for aqueous corrosion of zirconium alloys. Subsequently, the place of work can be chosen by mutual agreement. Authorization to work in the United States or in Europe is required.


Interested, highly qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Erich Wimmer, MDI Chief Scientific Officer, at ewimmer@materialsdesign.com


Support and Application Scientist


Daily Duties Include


  • Providing scientific support for customers and prospects in using the MedeA® software environment to solve their research and development problems

  • Providing technical support for customers and prospects on installing and configuring the MedeA® software environment on their computing resources

  • Participating in contract research activities and product development activities

  • Preparing presentation and training materials and conduct on-line and on-site presentations and trainings for customers and prospects


Qualifications We Require


  • PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science/engineering, or related discipline with a focus in first principles methods

  • Resourcefulness, creativity, excellent interpersonal skills, attention to details, and the ability to help others solve problems

  • A record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences


Qualifications We Desire


  • Experience with the MedeA® software environment, or at least one of the following packages: VASP, LAMMPS, GIBBS, MOPAC, and Gaussian

  • Experience with high-performance computing platforms, parallel computing (multi-core and many-core), and cluster management

  • Experience with kinetic Monte Carlo, quantum Monte Carlo, machine learning, coarse grained methods, or phase field methods is a plus

  • Experience with software development and shell scripting

  • Track record of contributions to online scientific groups, industry related social media, and/or mailing lists


Position Information


This position is a full-time position based in the U.S. The place of work can be chosen by mutual agreement.


Legal authorization to work in the United States required (must be a U.S. lawful permanent resident or a U.S. citizen).


We offer competitive compensation and benefits including:

  • 30 days of PTO per year

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/401k


How to Apply


Please send your cover letter and resume in one pdf document to recruiting@materialsdesign.com with the subject of “Support and Application Scientist: your name”


About Materials Design, Inc


Materials Design, Inc. is the leading atomistic simulation software and services company for materials. We help customers across many diverse industries design new materials, predict their properties and generate value through innovation.


Materials Design’s MedeA® (Materials Exploration and Design Analysis) is the leading environment for the atomistic simulation of materials. MedeA® enables professional, day-to-day deployment of atomic-scale and nano-scale computations for materials engineering, optimization, and discovery. In MedeA®, world-class simulation engines are integrated with elaborate property prediction modules, experimental databases, structure builders and analysis tools, all in one user-friendly environment.


Materials Design, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are based in San Diego, California, Paris, France, and Stockholm, Sweden, and we have team members all over the world.

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