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2 months ago
derek.stewart 2 months ago

Computational Materials Scientist - Western Digital, San Jose CA

We are looking to hire a computational materials scientist at Western Digital!  The full job description and application link is listed below.


Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work in collaboration with top research colleagues and teams conducting and supporting basic research and integration activities in the physical sciences spanning a wide range of fields including, but not limited to, non-volatile memory technologies and new advanced storage concepts.  The job requires conducting and developing capability in computational simulations of materials, interfaces and devices including all forms or transport phenomena (e.g., thermal, electronic, spin). The ideal candidate would also help develop insight into the dominating physical phenomena underpinning device behavior and predicting outcomes for efficient device and experiment design purposes. The work environment rewards innovative thinking and a highly collaborative attitude.




3+years or higher experience in computational materials science with strong background in solid state physics and devices. Doctorate degree in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or Chemistry.



Candidates with experience in magnetism and magnetic materials and electronic, spin and thermal transport. Experience with Comsol or other multi-physics simulation tool



Expert knowledge of atomistic computational modeling techniques such as density functional theory and classical molecular dynamics.  Experience with first principle codes including Quantum ATK, VASP, and Quantum Espresso and classical molecular dynamics approaches such as LAMMPS.


Strong research skills

Excellent computer and written communication skills

Excellent organizational and motivational skills

High attention to detail and observation ability

Strong work ethic


Additional Information

Because Western Digital thrives on the power of diversity and is committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect, and contribution, we are committed to giving every qualified applicant and employee an equal opportunity.  Western Digital does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their protected class status and complies with all federal and state laws against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

Dr. Sami Ullah84
2 months ago
Dr. Sami Ullah84 2 months ago

Dear Sir/Madam,

              I hope you will be in an excellent mood and enjoying good health.

I am writing this email to you in regards to apply at your esteemed UniversityI did my doctorate with distinctions in Materials Science & Engineering from Shenyang National Laboratory, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, Liaoning, China in 2019, MS with specialization in Electronics Design from Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden in 2011, and M.Sc. Electronics from University of Peshawar in 2006.

 I have worked on the research topics related to: The computational design of new topological semimetals WC-type MX family during my PhD from March-2015 to November 2019. Nowadays the computational techniques and algorithms are introducing new ways of research in the framework of density functional theory to explored new materials for thermoelectric, electronic, magnetic, thermo dynamical, phonon, elastic and optical properties.

Our achievement is the thermoelectric performance of a metastable thin film heusler alloyThis joint article is published in Nature (see Nature, 576, 85-90, 2019).

Therefore, my long term teaching and research experience make me a suitable candidate for this postdoc position. If you provide me the opportunity to work, I am sure that I will gain a lot of knowledge, and will try to contribute my level best.

For more details find my CV in the attachment.

Looking forward to your positive response.

Best Regards,

Dr. Sami Ullah

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