ICMAB Open Positions

Postdoc Open Position: Theory and Simulation for functional oxides at ICMAB

Deadline: Apr 1, 2022

The position is supported by the FOxME project from the Spanish National Plan for Research and involves close interaction with different experimental groups both at ICMAB and at the neighbor Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).

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Feb 21, 2022
Theory & Simulation

The Theory and Simulation Group at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is offering a postdoc position in the area of theory and simulation of free-standing membranes of functional oxides.

The position is supported by the FOxME project from the Spanish National Plan for Research and involves close interaction with different experimental groups both at ICMAB and at the neighbor Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). The theory part of the project focuses on understanding flexoelectric phenomena (or more generally, physical effects that are related to strain gradients) in oxide membranes, with special emphasis on metallic or partially metallic systems and on ferroelastic multidomain structures. The tasks to develop will imply harnessing and extending the existing theory and implementation of flexoelectricity and lattice-dynamics in quasi-2D systems.

Requirements

Ideal candidates should:

  • Hold a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science (or similar).
  • Have some knowledge of Condensed Matter Physics and, in particular, be familiar with first-principles calculations applied to lattice-dynamical problems.
  • Proficiency in software development (preferably in FORTRAN language) and high-performance computing.
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and oral.

About the position

The position is funded for one year during which the host supervisors are committed to support the successful candidate’s application to postdoctoral fellowships such as, the Marie-Curie IF or the Beatriu de Pinós program (Marie-Curie cofund from the Catalan government). Administratively, the position will be at CSIC, under the supervision of Dr. Massimilano Stengel (P.I) and Dr. Miquel Royo.

The position is available immediately, and will start as soon as the appropriate candidate is selected and approved by the CSIC administration. Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience following the CSIC scales.

Contact information

For more information, please contact Dr. Miquel Royo at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply, please send a single PDF document to the above address, using the subject: "FOxME postdoc application". The PDF should contain a CV, a motivation letter, and the names of two references willing to write letters of recommendation. Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview (possibly online).

About ICMAB

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a multidisciplinary research center focused on cutting-edge research in functional advanced materials in the fields of ENERGY, ELECTRONICS, NANOMEDICINE and application fields yet to imagine.

The ICMAB is integrated within the Barcelona Nanocluster in Bellaterra (BNC-b), a research network that includes the UAB, the CSIC (ICMAB, IMB-CNM and ICN2) and IRTA, part of the UAB Research Park of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (PRUAB) and the ALBA Synchrotron. The BNC-b aims to share advanced scientific equipment and promote and disseminate nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The ICMAB offers a complete range of scientific services, including a 10,000 class cleanroom (the Nanoquim Platform) that are open to interested parties, whether these are academic or from industry, and it participates in all kinds of educational and promotional activities. Many ICMAB researchers teach at the UAB Master's degree in Nanotechnology and Materials Science and also on the UAB degree on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

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