We are looking for highly motivated and talented candidates with a strong theoretical background in Solid State Physics, Surface Science or Physical Chemistry to take up a challenging PostDoc position in the computational modelling of low-dimensional carbon nanomaterials. In this project, which is strongly connected to the experimental activity of the laboratory, ab-initio simulation techniques based on density functional theory and quantum chemistry methods as well as methods based on spin model Hamiltonians will be employed to study the electronic and magnetic properties of nanographenes, graphene nanoribbons and nanographene-based spin chains and lattices, and to rationalize the results of scanning probe experiments related to them.
This research project is embedded in the NCCR MARVEL center on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials. Simulation strategies developed during the project will be integrated into the AiiDAlab – Materials Cloud platform designed for automated simulations.
Required qualifications include a PhD degree in Physics or Computational Chemistry, a strong background in Computational Physics as well as previous experience in performing atomistic simulations and analyzing results by means of python / C / bash based programs. Skills in python programming are a plus. The successful candidate needs to have very good communication skills in English, German language skills are beneficial.
The position is available upon agreement with a planned duration of 2 years. We offer a challenging position at a materials research institution in the Zurich area with outstanding infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings.
For further information about the position please contact Dr Carlo Pignedoli [email protected] and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s205.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts with the obtained marks and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Cristina Marinoni, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.