Postdoc with a focus on theoretical calculations Research Group Ibáñez

  • Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria
  • € 56,000* gross/year
  • Application deadline: flexible start date

Postdoc position: Computational scientist to evaluate thermoelectric materials
A senior postdoc position is opening in the research group of Professor Maria Ibáñez with a focus on: Theoretical calculations for the development of high-performance thermoelectric materials.

The Ibáñez group is currently working on the high-throughput discovery of thermoelectric material through solution processes. We are looking for a computational scientist that can support and guide our experimental work with theoretical calculations and predictions.
The research task includes:
1) unravel materials formation mechanism phenomena based on thermodynamic and kinetics principles
2) establish structure-properties relationships of thermoelectric materials using different computational tools

Your Profile

  • PhD in Material Science, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Extensive experience in first-principle-based strategies, other modeling techniques will be appreciated
  • Experience in thermoelectrics will be valued but not indispensable
  • High motivation and a proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team
  • Ability to mentor PhD students
  • Excellent command of English (working language)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Application documents: motivation letter, CV, and the name of three referees

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Your benefits

Education & training
Free shuttle bus
Multiple health offers
Pension insurance

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