Open Positions in the Group

2018 Western Digital Summer Internship Call

Two graduate level summer internships are currently available at Western Digital Company (San Jose, CA) working with Dr. Derek Stewart and Dr. Zhaoqiang Bai on computational materials simulations relevant for non-volatile memory research focused on interfacial phase change materials and prediction of spin hall angles in materials with strong spin-orbit interactions.  The full calls are listed below.

RAMP NVM MATERIALS MODELING INTERN-PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS

http://students.wdc.com/jobs/2438356-ramp-nvm-materials-modeling-intern-phase-change-materials

 

RAMP NVM MATERIALS MODELING INTERN-SPIN HALL ANGLE

http://students.wdc.com/jobs/2438355-ramp-nvm-materials-modeling-intern-spin-hall-angle


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Current student pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or Physics.
  • Background in magnetism and magnetic materials preferred for spin hall project
  • Knowledge of atomistic, ab-initio computational modeling techniques such as density functional theory.  Experience with first principle codes including KKR-CPA approaches, VASP, Quantum Espresso, & Wannier90.
  • Experience with transport approaches (non-equilibrium Green’s function techniques, BoltzTrap) preferred for phase change project
  • Experience with other computational techniques, such as molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, and/or finite element analysis, is a plus
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent computer and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and motivational skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and observation ability
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Strong work ethic

The positions are available during the summer of 2018 and the specific duration of the internship is negotiable.  Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Informal enquiries on the position are welcome; please send an email to Dr. Derek Stewart (derek.stewart@wdc.com).  For the full application, please send a cover letter, CV and current transcript to the above email address.  Please also include the name, email address, and affiliation of at least three references.


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