Under the general supervision of a faculty investigator or other university-based researchers, develops and tests models and algorithms for using symbolic regression to generate interatomic potential models, and develops and implements an internet-accessible database of low-energy structures for small atomic clusters. Prepares and submits manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals describing research results. Does so following established protocols or does so with appropriate instruction. Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods of the research group.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the job
Designs, develops, and tests software algorithms to generate interatomic potential models using symbolic regression
Uses density functional theory to generate training and test data for the symbolic regression algorithms
Uses density functional theory and genetic algorithms to calculate the structure and properties of low-energy cluster structures
Cleans, organizes and maintains data on low-energy cluster structures and develops and maintains associated software tools
Develops and maintains a web site interface for low-energy cluster structure database
Writes and edits manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals describing research
Uses requisite computing resources available to the research group;
Searches the scientific literature to identify research relevant to the project;
Presents results both within the research group and to a broader audience of other researchers involved in the project;
Monitors computing resource usage, material and supply inventory levels, and orders materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, counts orders upon receipt;
Works with Python, Java, Microsoft Word, Endnote, and Excel.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's Degree in materials science and engineering preferred.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $25.00/hr. Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F 8-5 as required Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001493-Materials Science & Engineering Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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