Fixed term researcher position in condensed matter theory with focus on energy and bio-materials
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We are looking for a researcher in condensed matter theory for a project on advanced energy and bio-materials. The project is part of a larger effort focusing on new materials for energy and bio applications. These structures can be freely utilized for loading by and sensing of the interesting species like enzymes, DNA, etc. hence offering new possibilities in biosensing and green energy markets. Because of the highly complex geometries understanding of these hybrid nanomaterials at every stage is needed to better tuning the structure-property relation. Other study aims at efficient and sustainable hydrogen generation through developing more accurate transition pathway prediction technique as compared to the available ones, with a prime focus on two-dimensional (2D) materials and to envisage the catalytic reaction mechanism for H2O and CH4 dissociation on such 2D materials achieve efficient H2 production. The project involves the computational work using advanced electronic structure methods and large-scale computer simulations. The duties include collaboration with the various members of the group as well as outside group in Sweden/abroad and the production of research results in form of scientific publications.
Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics/chemistry or related subject. The applicant should have a strong background in computational materials science. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.
Programming skills in C++ and Python are advantageous with proven experience using VASP, GPAW, LAMMPS, GROMACS codes.
The application should consist of cover letter, CV, publication list, and a short research statement describing the applicant’s research experiences and interests. The applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact information for the letter writers should be included in the application.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months starting 15 October 2022 or as agreed. Scope of employment 100%. Placement: Uppsala
For further information about the position, please contact: Wei Luo (email@example.com)
Please submit your application by 30 September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3279.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/3279
Last application date: 2022-09-30