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Currently vacant positions


1. Postdoctoral positions for materials informatics within the Materials Project in the group of Professor Gerbrand Ceder at MIT.

The Materials Project aims to compute the properties of all known compounds, and make that information available to the materials community to query, learn from and evaluate, thereby creating a Materials Genome. By providing materials researchers with the information they need to design better materials, the Materials Project aims to accelerate innovation in materials research. More information about the Materials Project can be found at http://www.materialsproject.com.

The Ceder group is involved in the design of materials, from ab initio computation to experimental synthesis and characterization. Applications include energy capture, conversion and storage. More information about our research group can be found at http://ceder.mit.edu.

The ideal candidate will have :

  • background knowledge of materials science,
  • experience with molecular dynamics simulations or Monte-Carlo techniques, and/or ab initio computational methods (such as DFT)
  • good scientific programming skills in Python (preferred), Java, C, C++, or Fortran and the ability to translate physical models to efficient numerical algorithms, and
  • experience developing scientific software (recommended).

We particularly value innovation and a passion to bridge fundamental scientific inquiry and high-impact applications. Our group offers candidates the opportunity to work in a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic environment. There are no citizenship restrictions. Starting dates are negotiable. We ask those interested to send their curriculum vitae and references to ceder-hr-comp@mit.edu.


2. Postdoctoral positions for the ab initio modeling of materials for novel battery technologies in the group of Professor Gerbrand Ceder at MIT

The Ceder group is involved in the design of materials, from ab initio computation to experimental synthesis and characterization. Applications include energy capture, conversion and storage. Our experimental efforts in the synthesis and characterization of novel materials work closely with our theory and modeling group, leading to many opportunities for cross-fertilization. More information about our research group can be found at http://ceder.mit.edu.

The ideal candidate will have :

  • knowledge of materials science,
  • a background in solid state physics and thermodynamics,
  • experience with ab initio computational methods, such as DFT, DFT+U, GW, TD-DFT, and possibly with molecular dynamics simulations or Monte-Carlo techniques, and
  • some scientific programming skills.

We particularly value innovation and a passion to bridge fundamental scientific inquiry and high-impact applications. Our group offers candidates the opportunity to work in a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic environment. There are no citizenship restrictions. Starting dates are negotiable. We ask those interested to send their curriculum vitae and references to ceder-hr-comp@mit.edu.



3. Experimental postdoctoral positions in the group of Professor Gerbrand Ceder at MIT

The group of Professor Gerbrand Ceder at the MIT Materials Science Department has two postdoctoral positions available in experimental investigation and design of materials for energy storage and conversion. The Ceder group is involved in the design of technologically-important materials, from ab initio computation to experimental synthesis and characterization. Applications include energy capture, conversion and storage, e.g. photovoltaics, thermoelectric, lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries. Our experimental efforts in the synthesis and characterization of novel materials are guided, as well as informed, by our computational work, leading to many opportunities for cross-fertilization. More information about our research group can be found at http://ceder.mit.edu.


1. Position #1: The successful candidates will have experience in some of the following areas:

  • Synthesis of bulk or nanoscale solid state inorganic materials (e.g. oxides, phosphates).
  • Electrochemical, spectroscopic, or microscopic methods of materials characterization, including for:
 a. understanding relationships between structure and ionic/electronic properties 
 b. discerning property changes between bulk and nanoscale 

Candidates with experience in Li- or Na-ion batteries, powder X-ray crystallography are particularly encouraged to apply.


2. Position #2 : The successful candidates will have experience in some of the following areas:

  • Organic/conductive polymer/ionic liquid synthesis and electrochemical characterization methods.
  • Electrochemical energy storage systems, including but not limited to: batteries, supercapacitors.

We particularly value innovation and a passion to bridge fundamental scientific inquiry and high-impact applications.

A successful candidate must have a PhD in materials science, physics,chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field by the commencement of employment. There are no citizenship requirements. Starting dates are negotiable. We ask those interested to send their curriculum vitae and references to ceder-hr-exp@mit.edu.