Post-Doctoral Position in Atomic Scale Simulation at EPFL (Lausanne)

(date of announcement: 19/02/2019)

There is currently a post-doctoral position available for a talented and motivated individual in computational condensed matter physics within the Chair of Atomic-Scale Simulation (CSEA) at EPFL in Lausanne. The position is available immediately. The successful candidate is expected to hold a PhD degree in condensed matter physics, chemical physics, physical chemistry, or equivalent, achieved at most 2 years ago.

The successful candidate is expected to integrate the research effort at CSEA. Currently pursued research themes are defect physics, nonempirical hybrid functionals, selfinteraction correction, semiconductor-liquid interfaces, photocatalytic water splitting, redox chemistry in aqueous solution, electrochemistry, and metal organic frameworks. Computational tools to be used in this project involve advanced electronic structure calculations at the hybrid-functional level and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. The CSEA at EPFL benefits from outstanding computational facilities.

The post-doc appointment is initially for one year and could be extended for a second one depending on mutual agreement and funding. Previous experience with advanced electronic-structure calculations is requested. The appointment involves teaching duties at EPFL. The interested post-doc candidate should send (in PDF-format) their

  1. curriculum vitae (including nationality, date of birth, civil state, and achieved degrees),
  2. publication list, and
  3. one reprint of representative previous research.

The interested post-doc candidate should also express their 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 @ Only complete applications will be processed, i.e. including points 1 to 3 described above and the reception of confidential letters. The selection process will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Chair of Atomic Scale Simulation
Station 3 / PH H2 467
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. : +41 21 693 44 16
Fax : +41 21 693 54 19
E-mail : Alfredo.Pasquarello @