ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Szczecin
RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Condensed matter propertiesPhysics › Statistical physics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE20/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONPoland › Szczecin
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
OFFER STARTING DATE01/10/2021
The Phd student will work in a project led by Prof. Franco Ferrari and funded by the Polish National Science Centre. The aim of the project is to model the effects of the presence of knots and links on the behaviour of polymer materials using advanced analytical and numerical methods. Some of the theoretical predictions will be verified experimentally. Sought are candidates with very good skills in numerical techniques applied to statistical physics and soft matter (e. g. Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations), but also strongly motivated individuals interested in the applications of field theories to polymer physics are welcome. The research will be conducted at the Institute of Physics of the University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland. The Phd student will have the possibility to work in an international environment, as the project is realised in collaboration with Prof. Luca Tubiana of the University of Trento, Trento, Italy. Further international networking will be possible thanks to the participation of the University of Szczecin in the COST Action CA17139 funded by the European Union and entitled "EUropean TOPology Interdisciplinary Action" or, in short, EUTOPIA (https://eutopia.unitn.eu). EUTOPIA gathers together about two hundred scientists who are investigating the effects of topological relations on artificial and natural polymer systems. The position offers the possibility of working in a stimulating environment, an interesting salary, a cheap accommodation in Szczecin, dedicated computer facilities and a budget for the participation in conferences, schools and other events, including those organised within the activities of EUTOPIA.
The position offers the possibility of working in a stimulating environment, an interesting salary, a cheap accommodation in Szczecin, dedicated computer facilities and a budget for the participation in conferences, schools and other events, including those organised within the activities of EUTOPIA.
With the enrolment in the Phd doctoral school of the University of Szczecin additional benefits will be available, like for instance the possibility of applying for additional research grants and of "receiving social insurance and universal health insurance on principles laid down in separate provisions of law", see the rules of the doctoral school at the following webpage:
The full list of eligibility criteria may be found here:
After the deadline for applying of June 20th, 2021, the received documents will be reviewed and the short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a commission before July 1st, 2021. The successful candidate after this first stage of the selection will be eligible to obtain the Phd fellowship. The fellowship will be paid from an ongoing grant funded the Polish National Science Centre.
Please note that the selected candidate will have also to formally apply to the Doctoral School of the University of Szczecin (the enrolment in a doctoral school is a step required by the current Polish law on Higher Education and gives to Phd students additional benefits). The deadline for the applications to the Doctoral School is July 13th, 2021. The recruitment procedure of the Doctoral School of the University of Szczecin and the eligibility criteria can be found at the following page:
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
The candidate should have before October 1st, 2021 a Master degree in Physics or a degree equivalent to the degree assigned after completing the 2nd cycle studies in Poland.
Sought are candidates with very good skills in numerical techniques (in particular Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations in linux environments), but also strongly motivated individuals interested in the applications of field theories to polymer physics are welcome. Preference will be given to individuals who have a very good understanding of statistical mechanics and the physics of soft matter.
Interested applicants should send electronically at the e-mail address email@example.com before June 20th, 2021 (11:00PM CET) a copy of the following documents:
1) a cover letter addressed to: Prof. Franco Ferrari, Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin;
2) a detailed CV;
3) a motivation letter;
4) the academic record of the BSc and MSc studies with the information about the passed courses and the scores obtained;
5) Copy of the Master Degree diploma or, if not available, a signed statement specifying the date in which the Master Degree will be attained;
6) two letters of recommendation;
7) a copy of the MSc thesis if available or a short description of it if it is still unfinished;
8) Agreement to treat the personal data for the purposes strictly related to the selection procedure of the position
The knowledge of English should be at least at the B2 level
Please read also the additional infos in this announcement, in particular concerning the selection process.
EURAXESS offer ID: 641701
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