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Materials Design is Hiring a Support and Application Scientist


Materials Design is excited to announce a search for a new colleague who will enhance our Support team and provide solutions to our growing user community. The formal advertisement and pdf is available on https://www.materialsdesign.com/careers. We are looking for applicants with a PhD with expertise in computational materials science and first-principles methods to join our dynamic and growing team in San Diego, CA, to support our users applying MedeA to solve their research problems and open new areas of exploration in the field of atomistic simulations.

If you know of a candidate with such expertise, please encourage them to apply. They are welcome to submit a cover letter and resume with a selected list of publications to recruiting@materialsdesign.com.

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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