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Columbia University Associate Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 00001568

Field(s) of Specialization Materials Science

Position Title Associate Research Scientist

Department ENG Appl Physics & Appl Math

Division Applied Physics & Applied Math

Location Morningside

Summary Description

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for up to four Associate Research Scientist positions with the Billinge Group in the area of nanostructure inverse problem.

The goals of the projects are to learn about the structure of nanomaterials by coupling in-situ synthesis experiments at synchrotron x-ray and neutron sources with structural outcomes using advanced high throughput data analysis and data analytic methods and to understand the nature of solid-state chemical synthesis. The projects will involve developing software and computational infrastructure for advanced high-throughput data analysis, modeling and interpretation using tools including artificial intelligence and machine learning. The successful candidates will also help with data acquisition from in-situ data acquisition experiments and with data analysis.

Candidates will also be expected to work with domain scientists in synthesis and diffraction and with applied mathematicians with expertise in AI to provide powerful materials genomics tools to reach the target goal of understanding synthesis pathways by finding relationships between inputs and outputs.

Candidates for professional officer of research positions are expected to have established their ability to conduct original, independent scientific research. To hold the associate research scientist rank, candidates’ qualifications and contributions to their fields of research must be equivalent to those of an assistant professor.

All candidates for officer of research positions are expected to be able to work well in a team and to effectively communicate the results of their research activities both orally and in writing.

Applicants can consult https://apam.columbia.edu for more information about the Department.

Minimum Degree Required

A Ph.D. (or equivalent professional degree) in materials science, chemistry, physics, earth science, data science, computer science or a related field.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of x-ray, neutron or electron diffraction/scattering, synchrotron radiation experiments, data analysis, data science, statistics and applied mathematics, software development in general and python programming in particular, are desirable but not required. In addition, experience in in situ experimentation, database setup and cloud computing is valuable. An ability to work well in a team environment is required.

All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 03/06/2020

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Proposed Start Date 04/15/2020

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Review Begins 03/06/2020

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Documents Needed to Apply

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  • Curriculum Vitae

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