Postdoctoral Position at ICN2

Postdoctoral Position at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – ICN2, in Barcelona (Spain).

The project aims at a better understanding of the electronic properties in systems with strong relativistic interactions, in a joint collaboration between the groups of Prof. Pablo Ordejón (Director of ICN2) and Prof. Stephan Roche.

Candidate’s tasks:
The candidate will use state-of-the-art Density Funcional methodologies to study spin-orbit effects in novel materias, including topological insulators and candidate materials for spintronics applications. The postdoc tasks include developing and testing the required subroutines to include spin-orbit interactions within the SIESTA code, model electronic, magnetic and magnetolectric properties of different systems, and implementing new methodologies to simulate spin transport in nanodevices.

Cadidate’s profile:
PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or nanoscience. Extensive experience in materials simulations within the framework of Density Functional Theory. Knowledge of linux/unix and programming experience (fortran and mpi) are a must. Experience with spin-orbit simulations preferable. Good written and oral communication skills in English.

We offer:
Full-time contract as Postdoctoral researcher.
Social benefits: Flexible timetable, Flexible Benefits Package
Scientific excellence, a challenging project, and an innovative work environment.

Context:
The position is open within the “Severo Ochoa” Center of Excellence Programme of ICN2, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

Starting date:
As soon as a suitable candidate is selected.

Applications:
Applications should be submitted through the ICN2 Jobs online portal:
http://jobs.icn2.cat/job-openings/26