Postdoc in Computational Materials Chemistry - #335495

Aalborg Universitet

Dato: for 1 uge siden
By: Aalborg, Region Nordjylland
Kontrakttype: Fuld tid

At Aalborg University, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a two-year Postdoc position is available. The Postdoc position is open for appointment from September 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience provides cutting-edge research and teaching in biotechnology, biology, environmental science, chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research solves important topics for the benefit of society, and through research-based teaching, we educate independent, collaborative and solution-oriented bachelors, graduates and PhDs. We are a dynamic workplace with high professionalism and efficiency, a good working environment and with a focus on work-life balance. We strive for a culture with collaboration that promotes openness and curiosity towards new initiatives and ideas and with a constructive approach to problem solving. As an employee at the department, you will be part of an international research environment, with a focus on innovation, knowledge sharing and excellency as well as interdisciplinary collaborations. At the department, we have high-profile research groups and individual researchers who deliver world-class applied and basic scientific research with a mission-driven approach, and who contribute to the development of new technologies, methods, and new basic insights within natural science and engineering




A postdoc position in computational materials chemistry is available to harness the power of first principles simulations and data-driven methods to design sustainable materials. In this project, we will focus on modelling finite temperature properties and the effects of compositional and structural disorder on materials properties. The project is highly flexible and can be tailored to the specific skills and interests of the candidate.

Topics of interest include development of data-driven methods for finite temperature property prediction, disorder modelling with cluster expansion methods, and simulations of ion transport. The target application area is sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage and includes both inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic materials with applications such as solid-state electrolytes and piezoelectric materials. The cover letter should indicate the specific area of interest.

The prospective candidate will be responsible for planning, conducting, and disseminating high-quality computational research in collaboration with other team members, and is expected to take a role in providing guidance to PhD, master’s, and bachelor students. The postdoc will be part of the computational materials chemistry group led by Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Kasper Tolborg, within the Section for Disordered Materials, which offers state-of-the-art computational and experimental infrastructure and facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We value diversity and see it as a strength.

You may obtain further information about the project from Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Kasper Tolborg,[email protected]

The place of employment is Aalborg University, and the place of work is Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 9220 Aalborg Ø, Denmark.

Requirements: The applicant is expected to fulfil the following requirements

  • Hold a PhD degree in chemistry, materials science, physics or a closely related subject
  • Have a strong publication record in computational materials science or computational chemistry
  • Experience in at least two of the following areas(i) density functional theory calculations,(ii) molecular dynamics simulations,(iii) machine learning applied to chemistry or materials science
  • Experience with scientific programming(e.g. in python)
  • Experience with modelling of disorder, defects and/or lattice dynamics is seen as an advantage
  • Complex problem solving skills and critical thinking
  • Ability to work interdisciplinary
  • An integrative and cooperative personality with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas(Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the"Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Camilla Bjerregaard Bock by mail [email protected]. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seenhere.

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Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities(the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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