Opportunities

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.

!!NEW!! Post-doctoral position

We are seeking an outstanding individual with a strong record in first-principles electronic structure calculations to work with us on the development and application of multi-level quantum embedding in the ONETEP code (www.onetep.org) for large-scale first-principles electronic structure calculations. The post is for a fixed term of 2 years and the start date is somewhat flexible but should be between July and December 2017.

The project is the Flagship of the CCP9 (www.ccp9.ac.uk) materials simulation community, the overarching aim of which is to expand the regime of applicability of the ONETEP code from the ground state to excited states of systems in complex environments. This will be done via more accurate approximations for electron-electron interactions, seamless embedding of different levels of theory for describing complex materials systems, and the ability to describe the dynamics of systems in excited states.

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.

Candidates should hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD (or equivalent) in theoretical or computational physical science. They should possess a solid background in density-functional theory and previous experience in first principles calculations on molecular or materials systems. Experience in the development of high performance computing codes on large-scale parallel architectures, and the development and/or application of quantum embedding methods is highly desirable.

The closing date for applications is 9th June 2017.

For further details of the position please go to http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment, select “Job Search” and enter the job reference no EN20170130LE.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Arash.

PhD studentships

Fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships are available in the Centre for Doctoral Training on Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London. Visit www.tsmcdt.org for more details.

There are also opportunities for UK students, or EU students who meet the EPSRC’s UK residency criteria, to undertake fully-funded 3-year PhDs within the Department of Materials. Interested students should email Arash with a CV and brief outline of research interests.

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 and more details can be found here. Informal inquiries should be directed to Arash, preferably including a CV, brief research plans, and details of the intended Fellowship scheme.