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A postdoctoral position in Computational Materials Physics is available in the group of Prof. Chris Van de Walle in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).  

Candidates should have a strong background in theoretical/computational condensed matter physics as well as in semiconductor physics, and experience with first-principles calculations.  The ability to work effectively in a team and good communication skills (oral and written) are essential.  Candidates should also have a keen interest in materials physics and potentially device physics and a motivation to interact with experimentalists.  Programming experience is desirable.  Areas of current interest include electron-phonon interactions, recombination and carrier trapping mechanisms in electronic and optoelectronic devices, and materials for next-generation computing and quantum information science.

Applications should include: (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) Publication List, (3) One-page summary of accomplishments to date, and their significance, (4) Names and contact information of three references.

The UCSB campus offers a unique environment, both in terms of collaborative research and natural beauty.  Competitive salaries are offered, based on qualifications and experience.

More information about UCSB and about the Materials Department can be found at and  Information about Prof. Van de Walle’s research group can be found at

For more information or to apply, please contact Prof. Chris Van de Walle ([email protected]).

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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials