(CLOSED) LiSA: Liquid Sunlight Alliance Theoretical/Computational Postdoc Position (CLOSED)

Friday, October 30, 2020

Would you like to be a part of something bigger?


Would you like to use state-of-the-art computational catalysis methods and machine learning to discover new stable and active catalysts for CO2RR and OER?


Are you a candidate with diverse background? 

If you clearly answered yes to all 3, please apply ASAP, see bellow:

Job requirements:

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics within the past 3 years and possess a detailed understanding of the modeling of surfaces within density functional theory and its application in heterogeneous catalysis. Mid- to high-level programming skills are necessary to run the DFT and micro-Kinetics codes, which will couple to the fluid dynamics-solvation simulations at the interface. Attention to high-accuracy computation and familiarity with VASPsol, DFT/ESM-RISM method, JDFTx, Environ or similar and/or Comsol codes is highly desirable. The applicant is required to have good team skills, and should possess the ability to handle and monitor several projects at the same time. Oral, written and graphical competency in the English language is essential.



Individuals wishing to apply should provide the following:

  • Letter of application that states the applicant’s interest in the position and description of qualifications based on the credentials listed above.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Contact information for 2-3 references

SLAC Contact Information:

Staff Scientist, Dr. Michal Bajdich, bajdich@slac.stanford.edu  or

Co-Director of SUNCAT: Dr. Frank Abild-Pedersen Email: abild@slac.stanford.edu

SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis, Chemical Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road MS31, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA