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Two postdoc researcher positions in Inverse Materials Design

Date Posted Apr. 25, 2022
Title Two postdoc researcher positions in Inverse Materials Design
University Ensemble3
Warsaw, Poland
Department Ensemble3
Application Deadline Apr. 8, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature

Two postdoc researcher positions are open in the group of Inverse Materials Design, led by Dr. Oleksandr Malyi at ENSEMBLE3. ENSEMBLE3 is a new Centre of Excellence for nanophotonics, advanced materials, and novel crystal growth-based technologies located in Warsaw, Poland, created jointly by the Łukasiewicz Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, the University of Warsaw (Poland), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), and the Nanoscience Research Center nanoGUNE (Spain).

Using deep knowledge of solid-state physics and first-principles theory, the candidature will develop a fundamental understanding of materials properties at the atomic level and correlate them with basic elemental quantities to define so-called principles of inverse design. Such design principles will be used to guide experimental research and to understand the fundamental physics of materials at the atomic level. The primary focus will be given to understanding materials realization (e.g., prediction synthesis conditions), understanding optoelectronic properties of quantum materials, doping physics, and tailoring materials properties in general.

See details on the research expertise of the group in recent publications:
A. Zunger, O. I. Malyi Chemical Reviews, 2021, 121, 3031
O. I. Malyi, A. Zunger Applied Physics Reviews, 2020, 7, 041310
O. I. Malyi, G. M. Dalpian, X.-G. Zhao, Z. Wang, A. Zunger Materials Today, 2020, 32, 35
O. I. Malyi, M. T. Yeung, K. R. Poeppelmeier, C. Persson, A. Zunger Matter, 2019, 1, 280
O. I. Malyi, K. V. Sopiha, C. Persson npj Computational Materials, 2019, 5, 38

Key responsibilities:
Develop a fundamental understanding of materials on the atomic level;
Perform high throughput DFT calculations;
Disseminate results to the scientific community and to the public.

Profile of candidates/requirements:
Strong background in fundamental physics, electronic structure theory, and modern computational approaches to solids;
Proven record of significant research contributions in the modeling of materials;
Proficiency in high-performance computing;
PHD in physics, materials science, or a related field;
Scientific programming skills;
High-level proficiency in communication skills. Strong ability to work independently as well as in a team, social competence, personal responsibility.

Required application documents:
CV (including a list of projects/publications);
Cover letter;
Proof of PhD;
Name and addresses of two references.

We offer:
Innovative scientific environment;
Outstanding facilities;
Opportunity for collaboration with leading theoretical and experimental groups around the globe;
Administrative support for visa and related documentation;
Gross monthly salary of 12,000 PLN gross (about two times larger than average Polish salary);
The initial contract is until December 2023 (with the possibility of extension from other financial sources).

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