15/04/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics or computational materials science

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    IFJ PAN
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsComputational physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/05/2021 21:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Kraków
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    847639

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The joint DESY & IFJ PAN theory group at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics or computational materials science within an interdisciplinary project on the interaction of intense X-ray radiation from a free-electron laser (FEL) with solids.

The IFJ PAN carries out basic and applied research in physics, with emphasis on nuclear physics. This research is aimed at explaining the structure of matter from microscopic to cosmic scales, through experiments and/or application of theoretical methods. IFJ PAN's activity extends into interdisciplinary research in a range of related fields and also stimulates technology transfer to the industry and to spin-off companies. DESY is one of the world's leading research centers for accelerator physics, high energy physics and research with synchrotron and FEL radiation, with an international research environment. It is located in the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science is a novel joint enterprise by DESY, the Max Planck Society (MPG), and the University of Hamburg, designed to significantly advance science with next generation light sources.

The research activity of the joint DESY & IFJ PAN theory group ''X-ray Irradiated Materials: Theory and Computation'' at CFEL encompasses computational studies of X-ray irradiated materials relevant for the areas of materials science, diffractive imaging, plasma, and warm dense matter physics investigated with XFEL and synchrotron light sources, with the focus on possible technology development and potential industrial applications. For more details please see https://xm.cfel.de/research/

Understanding of radiation-induced structural transitions in condensed matter is essential for developing new techniques for manipulating matter on femtosecond timescales at nanoscale spatial dimensions. The postdoctoral project aims at tracing non-equilibrium evolution of electronic and atomic structure within solid materials under strong X-ray irradiation, using and further developing an existing computational modeling tool. With the ab-initio techniques applied, structural changes in solids in low- and highly excited states far from equilibrium will be described, as well as the unexplored intermediate regime between solid state and warm-dense-matter. This work will be performed in an interdisciplinary collaboration with various experimental groups, with strong implications for current and planned experiments with intense femtosecond light sources.

 

 

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Benefits

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, including an additional family allowance and a research grant.

 

Selection process

The recruitment process is two-stage.

 

 

Additional comments

Work location will be shared between IFJ PAN Krakow and CFEL, DESY Hamburg, with the main location at IFJ PAN Krakow. Duration of the position is two years.

 

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    OTHER: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Interested candidates holding a PhD Degree or equivalent in theoretical condensed matter physics or computational materials science are invited to apply. Scientific excellence documented by a strong publication record, very good programming skills and extensive experience in ab-initio calculations (e.g., DFT, MD) are mandatory.

 

 

Specific Requirements

Applications (in English) including: (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) list of publications, (iii) copy of PhD certificate (with grade), (iv) two letters of reference should be sent per electronic mail to:

Prof. Dr. Beata Ziaja-Motyka, IFJ PAN & CFEL DESY,

email: ziaja@mail.desy.de

The application deadline is 15 May 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
IFJ PAN
Poland
Kraków
31-342
Radzikowskiego 152

EURAXESS offer ID: 629480

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