BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

476 20482Position ID: 476-RESEARCHTECHNICIAN2 [#20482]
Position Title: Research Technician on metaheuristic optimization of solid state materials
Position Location: Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain [map]
Subject Areas: Computational Physics, Optimization Methods, Software Development, Materials Science, High Performance Computing.
Application Deadline: 2022/09/30 2:00PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/30, listed until 2022/09/30)
Position 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.

Requirements: • M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and related disciplines. Skills and track record: • 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.

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.

The gross annual salary of the Fellowship will be 18.450€-28.000€. It will then be on your own responsibility to make your yearly income declaration at the Bizkaia Treasury Agency.

Additionally, we offer a moving allowance up to 1.000€. Should the researcher have a family at the time of recruitment: 1. 1.000€ gross in a single payment will be offered (you must be married-official register or with children and the certificate to prove it must be sent). 2. 600€ gross per year/per child (up to 2 children) will be offered (the certificate to prove it must be sent).

Free access to the Public Health System in Spain is provided to all employees.

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Contact: Idoia Hernández
Postal Mail:
Alameda Mazarredo 14
48009 - Bilbao, Bizkaia. Spain
Web Page: http://www.bcamath.org