Development of Computational Resources for Computational Materials Science for African Researchers

The JUAMI-OCF ( is a student-led project that has developed a cloud based high performance computational platform that may be used by materials researchers in East African countries, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. It grew out of the 2018 JUAMI school that took place in December 2018 ( It recently received Google funding to expand the computational capabilities to include advanced materials science computational tools. This project will be to work with the JUAMI-OCF team or students to help develop and deploy computational tools for analyzing diffraction data. It requires knowledge of Python programming and computer systems experience (for example bash scripting) but it does not require knowledge of materials computation. It is also of interest to deploy some data analytic tools on the platform which may be of interest to people interested in data science, though this is not a requirement.

Position Dates: Summer 2022

Direct Supervisor: Simon Billinge

Lab: Billinge Lab

Hours per week: 20 hr/week

Number of positions: 1

Position is paid

Position is not available for credit

Position type: Remote

Qualifications: Python programming, working with unix-style terminals

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's

SEAS students only: No

Simon Billinge, [email protected]