PhD Position in Atomic Scale Simulation at EPFL (Lausanne)
(date of announcement: 15/02/2018)
There is currently a PhD position available for a talented and motivated individual in computational condensed matter physics within the Chair of Atomic-Scale Simulation at EPFL in Lausanne. The position is available immediately and is associated to the national project Materials Revolution: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials. Pursued research themes focus on metal organic frameworks (MOFs), defects, semiconductor-oxide interfaces, semiconductor-liquid interfaces, photocatalytic water splitting, and materials design optimization. The position involves advanced electronic structure calculations at the hybrid-functional and GW level and other methods such as ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. The EPFL in Lausanne benefits from outstanding computational facilities.
The PhD candidate should hold a universitary degree in physics or physical chemistry (or equivalent), with a very strong background in quantum mechanics and previous experience in FORTRAN programming. The candidate will have teaching duties and shall prepare a doctoral thesis at EPFL. The hiring of the candidate is subject to admission to the doctoral programme in physics at EPFL. The interested PhD candidate should send (in PDF-format) their
- curriculum vitae (including nationality, date of birth, civil state, and achieved degrees),
- publication list, and
- the list of passed examinations and relative marks.
The interested PhD candidate should also express his/her motivation in a cover letter, including the prospected date of availability, and arrange confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Alfredo Pasquarello by email (Alfredo.Pasquarello @ epfl.ch). Only complete applications will be processed. The deadline for sending in applications is 2nd March 2018.
Station 3 / PH H2 467
Tel. : +41 21 693 44 16
Fax : +41 21 693 54 19
E-mail : Alfredo.Pasquarello @ epfl.ch