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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.

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Application and Research Scientist

We are seeking an Application and Research Scientist with expertise in first principle methods to join our dynamic and growing team in San Diego, CA providing pre-sales and post-sales support for Materials Design’s premier software environment for atomistic simulation of materials, MedeA.

Daily duties may include:


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

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

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

  • Participate in software development and/or contract research activities


Qualifications We Require


  • PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related discipline with a focus in first principles methods

  • Expertise in VASP program

  • A resourceful and creative person with excellent interpersonal skills who thrives on helping 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: LAMMPS, GIBBS, MOPAC, and Gaussian

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

  • Experience with software development and shell scripting

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

  • Active in scientific forums and mailing lists


Position Information


This position is a full-time position based in the U.S. We offer competitive compensation and benefits including:


  • 30 days of PTO per year

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/401k

  • Flexible working arrangements including telecommuting is possible


Legal authorization to work in the United States preferred.


How to Apply



Please send your cover letter and resume in one pdf document to with the subject of “Application and Research Scientist: your name”

IT Specialist & Marketing Tech
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Materials Design, Inc is looking for a marketing techie! 

If you have IT experience, and a desire to work in marketing and sales, let us know.

We want a self-starter to apply their strong technical skills to our IT, marketing, and sales operations. 

Materials Design, Inc is a global software & services company working with materials scientists in industry, government and academia to solve their design challenges.





Provide system admin of the company's virtual and physical servers, PC's, Macs, and file systems:

  • Support application and system software 

  • Configure new workstations and peripheral equipment 

  • Deploy software upgrades 

  • Monitor nightly backups and perform audits to ensure they are functioning successfully 

  • Restore data as requested 

  • Provide remote IT assistance to various jobsite locations 

Marketing Systems


Collaborate with marketing and sales on strategy and execution of marketing technology -- 

  • Administer and develop marketing automation and other digital platforms 
    -- setup, testing, data management, measurement and analysis, including:

    • Website platforms 

    • Marketing automation / email marketing 

    • Lead/contact databases 

    • Webinar platforms 

    • Web Analytics and tag management 


  • Oversee technical operation of email and marketing campaigns 

  • Provide reporting across systems 

  • Work closely with IT to integrate systems 


Relevant technology skills, including:

  • Programming and scripting such as JavaScript, python, PHP 

  • HTML/CSS development 

  • Web servers and web content management frameworks 

  • SQL database concepts and reporting 

  • Excel or Google Sheets experience (scripting/macros a plus) 

  • REST APIs 

  • Windows, Mac, Linux administration a plus 


Other valuable skills: 

  • Setting up computer networks, Wi-Fi, et cetera 

  • Project management experience 

  • Ability to work well in a team environment 

  • Effective organizing and prioritizing skills 

  • Highly motivated, proactive and detail oriented 


Bonus points:

  • Hands-on experience using web, automation, CRM, and database platforms such as Wix, MailChimp, Salesforce, Foundation, Drupal 

  • Knowledgeable on email best practices, technologies and trends 

  • SEO/SEM, digital advertising 

  • Knowledgeable on Windows, Mac, Linux, and other IT systems 

  • Ability to build reports using automated reporting


How to Apply:                                                                                                 


Please send your cover letter and resume in one pdf document to with the subject of “IT Specialist & Marketing Tech: you name”


Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

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