Junior R&T Associate in the field of atomistic simulations of functional materials (M/F)

Reference : MRT-2019-070

Type: Researcher
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Duration: 24 months
Place: Belvaux

Context

 

Nano-structured materials, in particular ferroic oxides, attract great interest because of the wealth of possibilities they offer for optimizing their functional properties and even inducing new ones. Quantum-mechanical first-principles methods have become an indispensable tool in cutting-edge materials research, as they allow to better understand the physical causes for observed phenomena as well as to predict and test strategies to develop high-performing materials (computational materials design).

The LIST’s Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (Nano) Unit have a clear vision to strengthen their atomistic simulation capabilities and to better integrate them with their experimental and technological activities.

 

Description

 

In this context, we are looking for a senior post-doc to conduct theoretical and simulation materials research at LIST. More specifically, this post-doc will:

  • Run atomistic simulations, using first-principles methods, aimed at supporting the activities of the and in particular the Ferroics Materials for Transducers (FMT) group and the Nano Unit as a whole
  • Contribute to the theory and simulation projects in the FMT group, which cover a wide range of materials and phenomena in the context of functional ferroic oxides
  • Identify opportunities for new experiment—theory collaborations in the FMT group and the Nano Unit as a whole

 


Profile

 

Education

  • PhD in Physics, Materials Science or related discipline

Required seniority

  • At least two years of previous post-doctoral experience

Competencies

  • Expert in the use of first-principles simulation methods based on denstify fucntional theory
  • Experience working with functional oxides, in particular ferroics
  • Ability to tackle a wide range of materials and physical phenomena
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with experimentalists and scientists of different backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive and carry out a project to completion independently, including writing and publication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and thrive in a collaborative environment, team mentality

Language

  • Good spoken and written English is mandatory

 

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 Jorge IÑIGUEZ
Jorge IÑIGUEZ

 Cathy SCHWARTZ
Cathy SCHWARTZ

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MRT-2019-070.pdf