Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Physics
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
The Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational physics at the Spectroscopy and Semiconductor Group. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Theoretical Physics; particularly semiconductor physics or/and optical properties of semiconductor. In addition, the selected candidate should have a strong background in the First Principle Calculation and the Theoretical Density Theory. We seek a highly motivated candidate who will be involved in a challenged project. He/she will apply ab-initio simulations to understand the effect of defects on the optical and electrical properties of semiconductors. It will be advantageous if the candidate has experience in the molecular dynamics.
Extensive computational resources are required, which are provided by the KAUST facilities, to predict the crystal structure and the optical properties. This will provide the input required for the experiments as well as explain the experimental observations to obtain a comprehensive picture of the underlying physical mechanisms.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD in theoretical physics or other relevant disciplines and must have several years experience in the field of DFT modelling. It will be advantageous if the candidate has experience in the molecular dynamics.
A high level of self-motivation, professional competence and a good command of oral and written English, PC skills, the ability to work in a team as well as alone, and good organizational skills are essential.
One year, renewable annually by mutual agreement.
A highly competitive salary (no tax is paid in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). The successful candidate will enjoy a generous benefit package including medical/dental insurance, on-campus free housing, K-12 schools, paid airfare (at start and end of contract) and outstanding recreational facilities.
Interested applicants should send their complete applications
1. Detailed CV including with list of publications, awards, with potential start date
2. Short statement of previous work and research projects (no more than one A4 page).
3. Two professional reference letters.
The applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
Apply now by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
About KAUST and the Semiconductor and Material Spectroscopy (SMS) group:
The SMS group (spectroscopy.kaust.edu.sa) is a new established group of inspired young researchers. The group works in ZnO and III-nitride semiconductors for novel devices. The Advance spectroscopy Laboratory of the group contains a world class lasers. The group has an access to large supercomputational facilities of KAUST. We have collaborations with some top universities in the world such as Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and Chinese Academy of Science.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a new international, graduate-level, research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement in the Kingdom, the region and beyond. As an independent, merit-based institution, KAUST enables top researchers from around the globe and across all cultures to work together to solve the most challenging scientific and technological problems. This beautiful environmentally friendly campus, located on the Red Sea, opened in September 2009. It is the vibrant home to an international community of students, faculty and staff, researchers, and families, situated in a unique Red Sea coastal location near the village of Thuwal, approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Jeddah – Saudi Arabia’s second largest city. The total area of the self-contained community spans more than 36 million square meters, including a unique coral reef ecosystem that the University will preserve as a marine sanctuary. http://www.kaust.edu.sa/
KAUST houses the Shaheen Supercomputer, a 16-rack IBM Blue Gene/P System, equipped with 4 gigabytes of memory per node and capable of 222 teraflops — or 222 trillion floating-point-operations — per second, making KAUST’s campus in Thuwal the site of one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. (www.kaust.edu.sa/research/labs/supercomputing.html). KAUST is connected directly into the worldwide research networks, running 10 Gbps directly to networks such as Internet2 & GEANT2.