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Post Doctoral Fellow - College of Arts & Sciences
Howard University in Washington, DC
Date Posted 02/23/2021
Science-Computational Biology
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Howard University Mission

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Compensation

Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.

Position Information

A Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available in the group of Dr. Pratibha Dev in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Howard University. The focus of the research will be to use first principles DFT-based calculations to develop an understanding of science at the interfaces of quantum materials, such as topological materials and other two-dimensional layered crystals. The successful candidate is expected to study surface effects, quantum-size effects and emergent quantum phenomena at the interfaces of such materials. The appointment is initially for 1-year and is extendible to the 2nd year, based on availability of funds.


Fields of specialization: Experience with DFT and its extensions is required. Experience calculating relativistic effects, using time-dependent density functional theory and GWA are desirable.


Successful applicants will have a PhD. in computational/theoretical condensed matter physics and material science or related disciplines, with a proven capacity for excellent research that is reflected in a strong publication record. Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, along with a list of publications, and at least two letters of recommendation via email to Dr. Pratibha Dev ( In the cover letter, please detail the manner in which your skills can be applied to the proposed research.

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex,sexual orientation,gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.

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