PhD position, TU Graz

Ab-initio Modelling of oxide films and Heterostructures
Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics
Graz University of Technology
Graz, Austria
There is an opening for a PhD position at our Institute as part of a Research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) entitled “Collective Phenomena in Oxide Films and Heterostructures” (PI: Lilia Boeri, TU Graz), within the Special
Research Area (SFB) “ViCoM” – Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory  (
The starting date is flexible (ideally starting in spring 2015). The position will be filled  as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The initial appointment will be for three  years (36 months). The salary is based on the FWF rates:

The project involves theoretical modeling of surfaces, interfaces and heterostructures of transition metal oxides, using state-of-the-art ab-initio methods (DFT and beyond). The successful candidate should have a degree in Physics, as well  as excellent skills in numerical methods, and a strong interest for material research.

Applications with a CV (including university grades, description of research interests,  names and email addresses of possible referees) should be sent by e-mail to Ass. Prof. Lilia Boeri (, with the subject “PhD Opening, VICOM”. With your application, please point out knowledge and previous experience with
numerical methods, in particular DFT codes.

For more details on the project and relevant references please contact