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BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

Research Technician on metaheuristic optimization of solid state materials

Research Field: Mathematics 
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Job Summary

Computational Physics, Optimization Methods, Software Development, Materials Science, High Performance Computing.

Job Description

We have recently developed a novel metaheuristic methodology for optimizing the distribution of atoms and vacancies in solid-state materials. Our approach is currently programmed in the package Julia and has been tested in the solid-state electrolyte LLZO.

The researcher will rewrite/reformat the code, as well as write a manual to share it with the wider community. He/she will also investigate the optimal set of parameters to maximize the algorithm’s performance, and work on the implementation of additional features.

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FP7 / PEOPLE / Marie Curie Actions

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Marie Curie Actions
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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile First Stage Researcher (R1)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week   
Country SPAIN 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Bizkaia 
Postal Code E48009 
Street Alda. Mazarredo, 14 
Phone +34 946 567 842 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2022-10-02 
Application Deadline 2022-09-30 
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Additional Requirements


• Good interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team.
• Ability to effectively communicate and present research ideas to researchers and stakeholders with different backgrounds.
• Fluency in spoken and written English.

Specific Requirements

• M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and related disciplines.

The preferred candidate will have:
• Solid programming skills in Julia. Candidates without specific knowledge of Julia but excellent skills in structurally similar languages such as Python, MATLAB, C++ or Ruby may be considered.
• Background in optimization methods. Specific knowledge in metaheuristic techniques such as simulated annealing of harmonic search is highly desirable.
• Experience with molecular dynamics codes (GROMACS, LAMMPS, etc.) is desirable.