PhD Position at U Duisburg-Essen


A PhD position is available at the Computational Materials Physics group at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the area of first principles modelling of novel electronic phases at oxide interfaces relevant for electronics, spintronics and energy conversion applications. Main focus of research is the investigation of topologically nontrivial states, nanoscale themoelectric materials and electronic excitations at metal/metal oxide interfaces based on density functional theory and beyond. The research will involve intensive collaborations with experimental groups within collaborative research programs CRC/TRR80 and CRC1242.

We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals with Master of Science degree in physics, materials science or chemistry. Prior experience with density functional theory methods is desirable, experience with time-dependent DFT, many body techniques such as GW or DMFT and strong computer programming skills will be an advantage. Further requirements include good written and oral communication skills in English, ability to work independently and to cooperate with both theoretical and experimental partners.

The Faculty of Physics of the U Duisburg Essen has strong tradition in condensed matter theory and experiment, magnetism and surface science. The campus is located in a green residential area of Duisburg, North Rhine Westfalia, in proximity to further big cities, e.g. Düsseldorf, Essen and Cologne.

Please send your application (including a one-page cover letter addressing your research interests and motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of Master/BSc certificates and contact information of two references) to Prof. Dr. Rossitza Pentcheva ( before Feb 25th.