Postdoctoral Researcher (Intersect Project)

Postdoctoral Researcher (Intersect Project)

ICN2 - Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Barcelona, Spain

Description of Group/Project:

The Theory and Simulation Group developes efficient methods for atomistic simulations in nanostructured systems, which can fully exploit modern computer multiprocessor architectures, and applies them to selected problems in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. These include (but are not restricted to) the SIESTA and TranSIESTA codes. SIESTA is a multi-purpose first-principles method and program, based on Density Functional Theory, which can be used to describe the atomic and electronic properties of systems with up to several thousands of atoms. TranSIESTA is an extension of SIESTA that enables the study of electronic transport phenomena in nanoscale devices. Both codes are among the most important of their kind and are widely used by the academic community.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Development of different new computational methods within the SIESTA package to extract physical properties, which might include: formation enthalpy of charged defects, electron-phonon matrix elements from linear response (DFPT), dissipation scattering rates for electrical and thermal conductivity, dynamics of domain walls in ferroic materials, or defect diffussion barriers.
  • Implementation and testing of workflows for high-throughput calculations.
  • Preparation of scientific reports, papers and software documentation.
  • Attendance at project meetings, and scientific conferences, and participation in outreach activities within the project.
  • Contribution to students´supervision.
  • Contribution to other activities in the group.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Competences required:

Education

  • PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, or related disciplines.

Knowledge

  • DFT methods, coding in Fortran+MPI, python.

Professional Experience

  • Experience in computational science (ideally, with SIESTA), high-performance computing, and high- throughput calculations.

Competences

  • Strong commitment, attention to detail, demonstrated ability to work with deadines, manage conflicting priorities, excellent communication skills and ability to work with highly qualified professionals with international backgrounds.

Research Career Profile (According to the European Framework for Research Careers):

  • R3 Established Researcher.

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