A postdoctoral position in "Density Functional Theory for ultrafast dynamics of photo-excited silica glasses" is available for up to 3 years at Laboratoire Hubert Curien in Saint-Étienne, France (University of Lyon). The postdoc will study the light-matter energy coupling during the ultrafast laser pulse interaction with a dielectric material such as silica through modeling using Density Functional Theory and Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory. The simulation results should be able to interprete the experiments, revealing the strong field physics for a realistic electronic structure of the material under a wide variety of thermodynamic and photo-excitation conditions.
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate for working at the interface between condensed matter physics and photonics. The candidate should hold a PhD in physics or closely related field no later than May 2020. The candidate must have academic records in the field of quantum mechanics, solid-state physics or nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Additional programming skills (C, Python, Fortran, Matlab, etc.) are requested.