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One or two post-doctoral positions are available at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan. The initial appointment will be for one year, but can be renewed subject to performance.

NIMS is one of the world’s largest materials research centers, and the first-principles simulation group in NIMS-MANA has a strong focus on materials modeling using first-principles methods based on density functional theory. The successful candidate(s) will work on the development of large-scale electronic structure calculation methods and implementing new methods in the linear-scaling DFT code CONQUEST.

The targets can be nano-structured materials, biological systems or materials in the earth deep interiors. Since some of our projects are closely related to the post-K computer project (,
experience with using large-scale supercomputers is desirable.

More information about the group and the institute can be found at:
First-principles simulation group:

The project will be performed in close collaboration with the groups of Prof. D. R. Bowler at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL, London, and Dr. L. Truflandier at University of Bordeaux, France. Applicants must have, or expect to obtain before the start of the work, a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. A strong background in theoretical condensed matter science and experience with electronic structure methods are essential.  

The search for candidates will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should send the following by e-mail in Word, pdf or html format:

1. CV (with Photo)
2. List of publications
3. Reprints of three selected papers
4. Summary of past accomplishments
5. Experience with first-principles MD and supercomputers
6. Names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

Contact Information:

Dr. Tsuyoshi Miyazaki
MANA Principal Investigator/Group Leader
First-Principles Simulation Group, Nano-Theory Field
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA),
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS),
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, JAPAN
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: +81-29-860-4961 fax : +81-29-860-4974

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