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We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in the field of Theory of disordered
You will work on theoretical research in physics and materials science in
the area of metastable materials. Methodological work on the basic
understanding and predictions of metastability, as well as specific projects
aimed at designing novel metastable phases of matter for different
applications will be pursued. Such projects will be carried out in
collaborations with experimental groups using high-pressure synthesis, thin-
film deposition techniques or rapid quenching during additive manufacturing
which all can be paths to obtain metastable materials phases. The specific
projects will be chosen taking your expertise and interests into account.
As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of
teaching or student co-supervision may be part of your duties if desired and
if available, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.
You will be employed in Linköping at the Department of Physics, Chemistry,
and Biology (IFM) in the Division of Theoretical physics and the unit of
Theory of disordered materials.
Our division and unit performs world-leading theoretical research materials
modeling and methods development for studies of materials at high pressure,
magnetic materials at high temperature, disordered alloys and many other
applications of first-principles based materials physics. We are around 40
researchers in our division and 10 in our unit.
To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a
doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a
doctoral degree. This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point
at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.
It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three
years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for
having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these
may be taken into consideration.
We are seeking you who have a doctoral degree in physics, materials science,
materials chemistry or adjacent areas. Knowledge of first-principles based
modeling of materials is needed. Fluency in spoken and written english is a
must. Demonstrated skills in modeling of disordered materials, ab-initio
molecular dynamics, modeling of magnetic materials, diffusion simulations,
thermodynamic modeling and studies of high-pressure phases is meriting.
Previous experience in addressing specific problems related to metastability
is very valuable.
About this job
This post-doc position is a temporary contract of two years with the
possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years.
The position as a postdoc is full-time.
Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary
in the application.
More information about employee benefits is available here.
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Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 9 June 2022.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
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