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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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Support and Application Scientist

San Diego, CA


We are seeking a Support and Application Scientist with expertise in computational materials science and first-principles methods to join our dynamic and growing team in San Diego, CA!

What Your Job Will Be Like

Daily duties may include:


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

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

  • Participate in contract research activities and product development activities

  • Prepare presentation and training materials and conduct on-line and on-site (once pandemic is over) 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

  • A resourceful and creative person with excellent interpersonal skills and attention to details 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: VASP, 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. 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 with the subject of “Support and Application and Scientist: your name”

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