Hi All, I'm finishing up my PhD in Computational Condensed Matter. I've worked almost exclusively in spin systems using things like Monte Carlo and Exact Diagonalization. However, my specialty is in producing high-quality, high-performance, often parallel research codes (i.e. none of my codes have used other libraries, they're all written by me and probably internationally competitive for the exact esoteric problem I was working on). I've also had 3 industry co-op jobs utilizing a variety of numerical techniques. So long story short I'm a condensed matterist with a pretty decent and robust background in computational theory and HPC (high-performance computing). I'm now doing the job hunt and what I'd like to do, in a perfect world, is do simulation/numerical work on sort of nanoelectronic devices such as spintronics, graphene, crazy heterojunctions, etc. However, I'm starting to get the impression that most of this industry or near-industry postdoc work is using DFT (Density Functional Theory) and seems to just be done using available open source software libraries. I have no experimental skills and I don't know how attractive my HPC background would look if these groups are just using some black box libraries. Do you guys think these sorts of jobs are a slim chance for me?