PhD position in condensed matter theory @ NANOSURF Lab

The Institute of Physics of the CAS

  • Czech Republic
  • €Funded position
  • Academic - PhD/MSc
  • Closing date 31 Jan 2020

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The Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, NANOSURF Laboratory, Prague, Czech Republic invites applications for PhD position in condensed matter theory @ NANOSURF Lab.

There is opening of PhD position in NANOSURF Lab (https://nanosurf.fzu.cz/ (link is external)), Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences. Subject of PhD thesis is theoretical study of one-dimensional molecular chains including their electronic and transport properties using both model Hamiltonians and computer simulations using DFT and methods going beyond single determinant approaches (DMRG).

The candidate will be involved in the development of home-build local orbital FIREBALL DFT code. The research will be conducted in a tight collaboration with experimental research activities conducted within the NANOSURF Lab employing mainly the state-of-the-art low-temperature scanning probe microscopy and on-surface synthesis under ultra-high vacuum conditions.

Main objective of the PhD study will be exploration of exotic material properties of 1D including possibility of excitonic/polaronic condensation, Floquet engineering or topological phase transition.

We are looking for highly qualified candidates with background in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science. You must hold the equivalent of a Masters Degree.

The candidate should be fluent in English (active level B2 is required), programming skills are very welcome. We offer a stimulating environment with large synergy between theory and experiment, which will give you the opportunity to develop your professional skills and own ideas.

Why should you apply?
- Work in an academic environment.
- Work with enthusiastic and open-minded colleagues.
- Opportunities for self-development and career growth.
- Many benefits: 5 weeks of holidays, meal vouchers.
- Additional scientific courses and language courses.

The contract is for 4 years with possibility of extension and it is supported by National Center of Excellence founded by Czech Science Foundation.

A request for further information, or to submit a cover letter and CV should be emailed to petra.kratochvilova@fzu.cz.

Contact person:
Petra Kratochvilova
Phone: +420 266 052 125
E-Mail: petra.kratochvilova@fzu.cz


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