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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (ICN2/ICMAB)

The Theory and Simulation groups at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) are offering a postdoctoral position in the area of simulations of battery interfaces under bias. The position is supported by the H2020 project BIG-MAP (Battery Interface Genome - Materials Accelerated Platform), part of the Battery 2030+ initiative. The position is funded initially for one and a half years. It could be extended upon availability of funding.  

The successful candidate will harness and further develop methodological advances based on Density Functional Theory and the non-equilibrium Green's function approach, as implemented in TranSiesta, to model at a molecular level the electrochemical interface, including the study of chemical reactions in the presence of voltage bias and charge transport.

Outstanding candidates are sought with the following qualifications and requirements:

* Proven record of significant research contributions in the molecular modelling of materials.

* Proficiency in scientific software development and high-performance computing.

* PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field.

* High-level proficiency in English.

* Eligible to legally work in Spain.

Administratively, the position will be at CSIC, under the supervision of Dr. Alberto García and Prof. Rosa Palacín (P.I.) but the work will involve close collaboration with Prof. Pablo Ordejón and his group at ICN2.

CSIC is an institution subject to the general hiring procedures of the Spanish public administration, which involve an extra period of paperwork after the identification of a candidate. The position is available immediately, and will start as soon as the appropriate candidate is selected and approved by the CSIC administration.

Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience following the CSIC scales.

For more information, please contact albertog@icmab.es.

To apply, please use this link: https://jobs.icn2.cat/job-openings/326/postdoctoral-researcher-icn2icmab

Application documents: CV and a motivation letter, including the names of two references willing to write letters of recommendation.

Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview (possibly online).