PhD scholarship: Computational Material Science 1403 views

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a open PhD position related to computational material science: thermoelectric materials and machine learning. The position is part of the Allotherm project on “High-throughput alloy design of superior thermoelectric materials” funded by the Research Council of Norway. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

Tasks:
  • Implementation of computational methodology to evaluate thermoelectric properties.
  • High-throughput density functional theory calculations
  • Machine learning
  • Analysis of material properties

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must hold Master’s degree in Physics or Material Science
  • Applicant must have excellent grade record and strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Familiarity with Python or related scripting languages
  • Experience using density functional theory, in particular plane-waves codes such as VASP or Quantum Espresso.
  • Experience on material modeling and/or theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Familiarity with thermoelectric or related transport calculations
  • Good programming skills or familiarity with machine learning

Applications:

Apply online and include (electronically) the following:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Full publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified),
  • List of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Physics, Material Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 7th April 2021
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