Postdoctoral openings at the Theory-Department (Scheffler), Fritz Haber Institute.


The "Theory Department at the Fritz Haber Institute - Berlin-Germany" (Matthias Scheffler), in collaboration with the "Center of Materials Genomics at Duke University-USA" (Stefano Curtarolo) have several theoretical/computational open postdoctoral positions available in computational materials design. Current openings are in i. autonomous crystal structure prediction, ii. high-throughput electrical conductivity and iii. materials informatics.

Successful candidates must have:
1) Solid understanding of solid state physics, thermodynamics of materials, crystallography & group-theory, and inorganic chemistry.
2) Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
3) Strong programming skills in
python, C++, Fortran. Good knowledge of Unix systems (gcc, g++, etc), and use of NOMAD and/or AFLOW repositories.
4) Proven experience in FHI-AIMS, VASP, Quantum Espresso or other ab-initio codes.
5) Doctorate in Physics (Materials), Materials Science, Chemistry or related disciplines.

Potential candidates should send one PDF file named "Lastname_Firstname_FHI-Theory-201802.pdf" containing: cover-letter, curriculum vitae and the names/emails/phone of at least three references to by email with subject "FHI-Theory-201802: Lastname Firstname". Only PDF material will be considered.

The location of the position is Berlin-Germany. Occasional travel to USA is required. Starting date can be negotiated.