Lightwave Logic, Inc, (LWLG) is a fast growing publicly listed technology company located near the Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colorado, and we offer competitive employment packages. Our team is composed of world-class technologists. Our materials scientists synthesize new chromophores to technical specifications driven by our photonic device engineers to meet the demands of rapidly growing optical communications markets. The devices utilize a chromophore-polymer matrix as part of a Silicon-based photonic integrated circuit (PIC) platform, for datacenter and high-performance computing applications.
Lightwave Logic is seeking an experienced computational chemist with experience modeling the chemical and physical properties of polymers and other organic materials. The position will entail close collaboration with our synthetic chemists and photonic device team to coordinate development directions and efforts and to tailor modeling tools based on empirical data to provide the most accurate predictions.
This position offers the successful candidate the exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development and demonstration of new materials with far reaching applications.
- Actively identify the needs of experimental researchers, product developers, and business partners, translate their needs to tangible research and/or business problems, and design solutions by leveraging your domain expertise in chemistry and materials modeling.
- Develop chemistry tools and methods to enable other scientists within the team to leverage computational chemistry in their projects
- Utilize expertise in multiscale computational chemistry methods (e.g., Ab initio, semi-empirical, empirical, density functional theory, molecular mechanics/molecular dynamics) to predict material properties in condensed phases (e.g., refractive index, transition temperatures,) and in dynamic processes (e.g. alignment under external electric field).
- Apply expertise in DFT quantum calculations for electronic structure predictions (e.g., molecular dipole moment, polarizability, absorption wavelength) of highly delocalized polarizable chromophores.
- Assist synthetic chemists in designing highly potent chromophores and developing efficient routes to complex target molecules and troubleshoot problematic reactions.
- PhD in computational Chemistry, or a related field, with extensive knowledge and experience in molecular modeling with a demonstrated track record of successful design of functional materials.
- Familiar with advanced modeling tools used for predicting microscopic molecular properties and macroscopic physical and chemical properties related to thermal, optical, and electrical properties of guest-host systems. .
- Extensive knowledge of structure-activity relationship in areas of functional materials, polymers, and particularly chromophores.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate and present technical research to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Experience with applying machine learning to modeling is a plus.
- The ideal candidate will possess a strong theoretical background, significant scientific programming experience as well as extensive demonstrated expertise with standard software packages.
- Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (Employee and family)
- Company contribution of $500/year (prorated) toward your medical FSA
- PTO and holiday as spelled out in the Company’s Handbook
- 401K (Safe Harbor, 4% match)