PhD Student (m/f) in "Multi-scale atomistic simulations of effects of ion irradiation on two-dimensional materials" / Master degree in solid-state physics, computational physics or materials science with very good marks / carry out …

Helmholtz-Center Dresden-Rossendorf - HZDR - Helmholtz Association

Dresden, Germany

Area of research:

PHD Thesis


Job description:

PhD Student (m/f) in "Multi-scale atomistic simulations of effects of ion irradiation on two-dimensional materials"

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.

The Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research conducts materials research for future applications, e. g., in information technology and for energy conversion.

As part of the Institute, the Department Ion Beam Center invites applications as PhD Student (m/f) in "Multi-scale atomistic simulations of effects of ion irradiation on two-dimensional materials"

The position will be available at the earliest possible time. The employment contract is limited to three years.

Two-dimensional (2D) inorganic materials have unique electronic and optical properties, which can further be tuned using ion beams. However, the interaction of ions, especially highly-charged and swift heavy ions with such systems is not fully understood. ln the project "Functionalization of Ultrathin MoS2 by Defect Engineering" funded by DFG, we are going to study the effects of ion irradiation on 2D transition metal dichalcogenides with the main focus on MoS2. We will also investigate how irradiation-induced defects could be used to engineer the properties of these materials. The project is going to be carried out in close collaboration with several experimental groups. The project will give a unique opportunity to carry out a theoretical research in a 'hot' area in collaboration with one of the world-leading experimental groups focused on ion irradiation.

Tasks:

carry out multi-scale atomistic simulations using time-dependent density-functionaltheory and analytical potential molecular dynamics aimed at understanding the effects of ion irradiation on two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenidesdevelop the dedicate software for modelling the interaction of highly-charged and swift heavy ions with two-dimensional material,closely collaborate with the experimental groups involved in the project

Requirements:

Master degree in solid-state physics, computational physics or materials science with very good marksgood scripting and programming skillsexperience with atomistic simulations (molecular dynamics, density-functional theory calculations) is highly desirable but not mandatoryexcellent written and oral communication skills in Englishreadiness to work in an international team and closely collaborate with experimentalists

We offer:

high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellenceinternationality and diversityinteresting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bundequality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health managementattractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-NATURE:57113

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