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Postdoctoral Researcher (Intersect Project)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: January 13, 2019

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

Job Description:

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Development of different new computational methods within the SIESTA package to extract physical properties, which might include: formation enthalpy of charged defects, electron-phonon matrix elements from linear response (DFPT), dissipation scattering rates for electrical and thermal conductivity, dynamics of domain walls in ferroic materials, or defect diffussion barriers.
  • Implementation and testing of workflows for high-throughput calculations.
  • Preparation of scientific reports, papers and software documentation.
  • Attendance at project meetings, and scientific conferences, and participation in outreach activities within the project.
  • Contribution to students´supervision.
  • Contribution to other activities in the group.

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: 1 year renewable yearly until 3 years.
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Salary according to the cost of living in Barcelona.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: January 2019


· Education

                PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, or related disciplines.

· Knowledge

                 DFT methods, coding in Fortran+MPI, python.

· Professional Experience

                Experience in computational science (ideally, with SIESTA), high-performance computing, and high-                throughput calculations.

· Competences

                Strong commitment, attention to detail, demonstrated ability to work with deadines, manage   conflicting priorities, excellent communication skills and ability to work with highly qualified              professionals with international backgrounds.

Research Career Profile (According to the European Framework for Research Careers):

R3 Established Researcher

Job Application:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website

and include the following:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A full CV including contact details.
  3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications: December 10.

Equal opportunities:

ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Date Posted: November 26, 2018