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Scientific / postdoctoral posts
Postdoc (m/w/d) "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 Postdoc (m/f/d) "Multi-scale atomistic simulations of effects of ion irradiation on two-dimensional materials".
The successful candidate (m/f/d) is expected to start as soon as possible. The employment contract is limited to two years.
Tasks:carry out multi-scale atomistic simulations using time-dependent density-functional-theory 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 materialsclosely collaborate with the experimental groups involved in the project.
Requirements:PhD degree in solid-state physics, computational physics or materials science with very good marksexperience in first-principles atomistic simulations (time-dependent density-functional theory calculations, Ehrenfest dynamics, molecular dynamics, etc.)good scripting and programming skillsexcellent 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