|£32,348 to £42,155 pa : Grade 7
|8th December 2023
|10th January 2024
We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Materials Theory Group at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a motivated, independent, and talented scientist to join our group.
The group is led by Prof. Chris Pickard and Prof. Bartomeu Monserrat, and the successful candidate is expected to develop their own research programme within the group. Areas of current interest include high pressure physics, superconductivity, structure prediction, and phonons and their interactions. Further details about our areas of interest can be found in our group website.
Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related subject. The ideal candidate will have experience in code development and/or use of first principles methods (e.g. DFT, GW, DMFT) and/or machine learning methods. Applicants must also have a strong track record of publications in computational materials science, excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team of scientists with different backgrounds, and a willingness to take a leading role in the supervision of junior group members.
The successful candidate will be part of a thriving community of computational materials scientists as part of the Materials Theory Group in the Department of Materials and as part of the Lennard-Jones Centre in the wider University of Cambridge. Similarly, the successful candidate will benefit from multiple collaborations with local and international experimental teams.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are in the first instance 2 years, with the possibility for extension upon mutual agreement. Start date flexible, preferably early-mid 2024
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click the 'Apply' button above.
Applicants are asked to upload the following:
Please quote reference LJ39699 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Type / Role: