One postdoctoral position is immediately available in the W. M. Keck Computational materials Theory Center at California State University Northridge in the area of electronic structure calculations of half metallic ferromagnetic/ferroelectric and ferromagnetic/multiferroic interfaces. The successful applicant would be involved in ab initio calculations of voltage controlled magnetic anisotropy, anomalous Hall conductivity and Gilbert damping in Heusler compounds in collaboration with experimental/theoretical groups at UCLA, Cornell and UC Berkley and Trinity College Dublin.

Experience with first-principles electronic-structure calculations, calculations of voltage/strain control of interfacial magnetocrystalline anisotropy, and/or spin transport properties, spin hall conductivity, and code development is highly desirable. This open position will cover the applicant’s salary for two years with the potential for renewal for third year based upon satisfactory performance.

The applicant will be integrated in an broader consortium comprising industrial partners for integrating energy-efficient chip prototypes in off-grid internet of things applications for traffic management – a series of chips for which the spanish company IGSresearch has targeted commercial applications (

imagen3Interested applicants should urgently submit a curriculum vitae, comprising a list of publications and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to: Prof. Nicholas Kioussis, Department of Physics, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8268 or via e-mail to: CSUN is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.