Postdoc position in theory and modelling of quantum spin phases in low-dimensional carbon nanomaterials (Empa)

This was published on January 26, 2022

Empa's [email protected] laboratory is offering a postdoc position in theory and modelling of quantum spin phases in low-dimensional carbon nanomaterials. In this project, which is strongly connected to the experimental activity of the laboratory, ab-initio simulation techniques based on density functional theory and quantum chemistry methods as well as methods based on spin model Hamiltonians will be employed to study the electronic and magnetic properties of nanographenes, graphene nanoribbons and nanographene-based spin chains and lattices, and to rationalize the results of scanning probe experiments related to them.

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

We are looking for highly motivated and talented candidates with a strong theoretical background in Solid State Physics, Surface Science or Physical Chemistry to take up a challenging PostDoc position in the computational modelling of low-dimensional carbon nanomaterials. In this project, which is strongly connected to the experimental activity of the laboratory, ab-initio simulation techniques based on density functional theory and quantum chemistry methods as well as methods based on spin model Hamiltonians will be employed to study the electronic and magnetic properties of nanographenes, graphene nanoribbons and nanographene-based spin chains and lattices, and to rationalize the results of scanning probe experiments related to them. This research project is embedded in the NCCR MARVEL center on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials. Simulation strategies developed during the project will be integrated into the AiiDAlab – Materials Cloud platform designed for automated simulations

Required qualifications include a PhD degree in Physics or Computational Chemistry, a strong background in Computational Physics as well as previous experience in performing atomistic simulations and analyzing results by means of python / C / bash based programs. Skills in python programming are a plus. The successful candidate needs to have very good communication skills in English, German language skills are beneficial. The position is available upon agreement with a planned duration of 2 years. We offer a challenging position at a materials research institution in the Zurich area with outstanding infrastructure and broad interdisciplinary surroundings.

Contact and more information:

https://www.empa.ch/web/s205/open-positions


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