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Postdoctoral position at the University of Moden ... (No replies)

2 years ago
ritamagri 2 years ago

The High-Performance Computing for Material Design group at the Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics (FIM) ( and the Department of  Science and Methods of Engineering ( have an opening for a Postdoctoral position in the area of atomistic modeling of interfacial phenomena in Li ion batteries. The initial appointment is for one year but can be extended upon mutual agreement and availability of funding, subject to satisfactory research performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience, training and qualifications: the amount of the monthly net salary will be in the range 1465.00 – 1870.00 euro.

The project involves use of material modeling (ab-initio, classical and ab-initio molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo) to simulate electrolyte and electrolyte-electrode interfaces to advance fundamental understanding of reaction chemistry, kinetics, and charge transfers, and enable predictive design of electrode/electrolyte interfaces for high-performance next-generation Li ion batteries. The project is partially funded by the European Commission through the EU-RIA Project Bat4ever and the researcher will work in strict collaboration with experimental groups and industrial companies in different Countries of Europe.

Successful candidates will hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (Computational Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or similar) and will have demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: Density Functional Theory, Ab initio Molecular Dynamics, Classical Molecular Dynamics, Advanced Sampling methods, and optimization methods. Programming and analytical skills, and knowledge of high performance computing are desirable.

The deadline for the expression of interest is August 31th, 2021.

Interested candidates should send their (a) CV containing a list of publications, (b) a cover letter describing their background, key research accomplishments, and capability in modelling material systems, and (c) names, email, and telephone numbers of three references by email to Prof. Rita Magri ([email protected]).

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