We are always interested to hear from researchers with a passion for theory and simulation of materials (TSM) who want to do their PhD or post-doctoral work in our group. Imperial College London is a vibrant and stimulating environment for research in TSM. We are part of the Thomas Young Centre, the London Centre for TSM, which provides an exciting programme of scientific events and visitors, and a large network of researchers in TSM.

Post-doctoral positions

We are seeking an individual with a track record in first-principles electronic structure software development and application to work with us on the development and application of the ONETEP code (www.onetep.org). The post is for a fixed term of 2 years and the start date is somewhat flexible but should be between October and December 2022.

This post will be based at Imperial College London, and there is a linked position funded via the same project available at the University of Warwick: candidates interested in both positions should contact Nicholas Hine (n.d.m.hine@warwick.ac.uk) and Arash Mostofi (a.mostofi@imperial.ac.uk) to indicate their intention to apply for both.

The closing date for applications is 29th August 2022.

For further details of the position please go to https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG02231/research-associate-developing-large-scale-dft-software-next-decade-and-beyond.

PhD studentships

There are opportunities for UK (“home”) students, or EU students who meet specific requirements for “home” fee status, to undertake fully-funded PhDs within the Department of Materials or the Department of Physics (Condensed Matter Theory Group). Interested students should email Arash with a CV and brief outline of research interests.

Students who do not meet the “home” fee-status requirements are also very welcome to get in touch, but should be aware that they would need to be self-funded and/or have or intend to apply for a scholarship for tuition fees and living expenses. Imperial College awards a number of President’s PhD Scholarships each year. These are highly competitive and applicants should be able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance. More details on scholarships.

Early-career fellowships

The group is always happy to host and support outstanding applicants in obtaining early-career research fellowships. Research Fellows enjoy academic independence and the supportive environment of the research group and the department. The department has a process for assessing applications. More details on Fellowships. Informal inquiries should be directed to Arash, preferably including a CV, brief research plans, and details of the intended Fellowship scheme.