Several postdoctoral positions are available in the Computational Materials Theory Center at California State University Northridge for research in strongly correlated electron systems, multiscale modeling of materials, ranging from electronic structure and atomistic processes to transport phenomena.  We are looking for candidates having a strong background in at least one of the following fields: strongly correlated electron systems, computational materials physics, first-principles electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, and non-equilibrium transport.


The selected candidates will work in one of the following projects according to their qualifications, experience and motivation: 1) Dislocation core properties in metals and intermetallics; 2) the effect of solutes on dislocation motion in metallic alloys; 3) dislocation core properties in bimetallic interfaces; 4) Strongly Correlated Electron Systems; 5) Electron and spin transport in quantum dots and molecular electronics; and 6) Electronic and optical properties of defects and defects reactions in Hydrogen –Bonded Molecular Crystals.


All positions are available immediately.  Initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second and/or third year (based upon satisfactory performance). Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list of publications, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to: Prof. Nicholas Kioussis, Department of Physics, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8268 or via e-mail to: Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. California State University Northridge is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.