SRNL Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

Microstructure Modeling of Actinide Materials


The Separation and Actinide Science Group at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher associate to conduct computational research into fundamental understanding of nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. Atomistic, meso- and macro-scale modeling methods have been developed during the past few decades to study microstructure and property evolution in crystallization dynamics. The challenge lies in successfully developing models that enable prediction of the three-dimensional microstructure evolution at all time and length scales. The candidate will work in close collaboration with SRNL/University/DOE collaborators and use atomistic modeling (DFT and MD) coupled with other modeling techniques to investigate the nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. This research will lead to a simulation system that will integrate multiple models at various time and length scales to provide a description of the crystallization dynamics for various actinide materials.

For more information about this position please contact Dr. Lindsay Roy ( ) and reference this position title and number in your correspondence. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointments are made through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

Interested candidates should apply through ORAU’s Zintellect web site ( ). The job reference code is SRNL-16-02-ESD. U.S. Citizenship is required.

The position requires a recent Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, or materials science.

Successful candidate must have substantial experience with atomistic simulations and programming languages such as Python, Matlab, C, C++, or Fortran. Preferred candidates have experience using molecular simulations to study properties of lanthanide or actinide compounds/clusters/solids. Strong communication skills including a proven publication track record and demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with experimentalists are also required. Applicants must have completed their highest degree no more than five years prior to the date of application. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 12 months with potential for renewal.

This position is open to U.S. citizens only and will require the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance.

The SRNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

Directed Studies: The Recruiting Process

UC San Diego Extension has is planning to offer the Directed Studies in the Recruiting Process again in Winter 2017. This course is open to all UCSD students. The Recruiting Process is designed to give students the edge in conducting their job search campaign by providing insights into the roles of hiring managers and job seekers.

This class will introduce students to recruiting practices and activities of the HR department, the hiring manager, and the job seeker. Students will be able to work on crafting a resume and receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor. The course will also look at special considerations present in the recruiting and hiring of workers in the U.S and abroad.

This is a three-day intensive course running on Saturday, January 21, 28, and February 4, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. each day. Anyone interested can find out more by clicking here.

Current and former UC San Diego students can also receive an additional $50.00 off the tuition fee with the discount code: “UCSDstudent”.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I have attached the course flyer which you are free to share.

Best regards,

Bobby Jones

Program Producer| Business Programs

UC San Diego Extension |

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Holiday Party

In the spirit of community we want to show the many faces of our department. Everyone is encouraged to participate by submitting slides with photos of you with your friends, coworkers, and family.  Examples include: a nice photo of your lab group, or your family on vacation. The subject matter is wide open and you’re encouraged to exercise creativity.  Entries for the slide show presentation need to be in Powerpoint slide format. Please submit your photos here.


For the video competition, research and staff groups can submit a humorous video the Google Drive link provided. The video must be no longer than 5 minutes (strictly enforced), not be offensive (funny, but remember principles of community), and the winning group will receive a catered lunch from the Chair!  All videos will be screened prior to being played at our holiday gathering. Please submit your videos here.holiday_party