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Permanent call for expressions of interest

CampuS theoretical group, led by Prof. Fernando Martín, belongs to the Department of Chemistry of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Its research mainly focuses on:

  1. the theoretical and computational modeling of photoexcitation and photoionization processes in atomic and molecular systems induced by synchrotron radiation and ultrashort laser pulses with femto- and attosecond duration,
  2. the study and theoretical prediction of properties of materials and nano-objects of complex molecular systems, aggregates and fullerenes, isolated or deposited on metallic and nonmetallic surfaces. This, in close collaboration with prestigious Spanish and international experimental groups.

The quality of the group is reflected by the number and quality of publications in the last years: more than 450 papers, among which 4 in Science, 2 in Nature, 1 Chemical Reviews, 2 in Nature Physics, 2 in Nature Chemistry, 1 in Nature Photonics, 4 in Nature Communications, 4 in Proc. of National Academy of Sciences, 1 in NanoLetters, 1 in ACS Nano, 2 in Angewandte Chemie, 3 in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1 in Advance materials, 1 in Small, etc.

CampuS research group at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid is continuously seeking for excellent researchers at predoctoral and postdoctoral level. If you have a mature interest in any of the research topics described above, we invite you to send us an expression of interest including your CV and motivation letter, briefly describing your research profile and the research project you would like to develop in our group.

If your profile fits our group, we will look for a convenient funding source and provide assistance with any administrative issue. Besides the group funding sources, different programs at National and European level may allow excellent researchers to develop a career path in the group, as summarized in the document developed by FECYT “Researcher career path in Spain at a glance”.

At predoctoral level, most relevant to our field are:

At postdoctoral level:

Other oportunities to join UAM University are:

An overview on opportunities for researchers willing to establish in Spain can also be found here: https://www.euraxess.es/node/334701/

For any question you may have do not doubt to contact campus.theorygroup@uam.es

 

PhD position in attosecond science

A predoctoral contract is available in the group of Prof. Fernando Martín at IMDEA-Nanoscience (http://nanociencia.imdea.org/fernando-martin-s-group/group-people), in the framework of a synergy project funded by the Madrid regional government (Y2018/NMT-5028, FULMATEN-CM).

The research project

The project aims at using attosecond and few-femtosecond laser pulses for real time imaging of charge transfer processes occurring in organic molecules and, eventually, to control them[1] (additional information can be found in the group website). The available position concerns the theoretical modeling of such charge transfer processes in systems of interest for the design of new materials.

Candidates Profile

Candidates of any gender and nationality are welcome to apply, with the following eligibility requirements:

1. A BSc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Physics or a closely related subject.

2. Excellent knowledge of quantum mechanics, basic electrodynamics, basic atomic, molecular and optical physics; scattering theory and numerical methods.

3. Fluent English;

We will value positively any postgraduate specialization degree (e.g. MSc) in related areas, enthusiasm for learning and commitment to teamwork and any additional skills in the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry and programming that are relevant to the two offered position in theory. For example, acquaintance with quantum chemistry packages to model excited states; participation to software projects; competences in photoelectron spectroscopies, attosecond physics; etc.

Starting Date and Duration

The position should ideally start by September 2019 and will be funded for (16+12) months.

Remuneration

Salary to be agreed based on the candidate experience following the standards of a predoc position in Spain.

Application procedure

Candidates should send to fulmaten-cm@imdea.org a letter of motivation and future research interests, a CV and a list of publications, contact information for two references, copy of BSc/MSc degree certificates, academic records, and any additional information that can support the application. Please, include “FULMATEN-IMDEA5” in the issue. Deadline to apply is June 26, 2019.

Additional supporting documents, clarification and recommendation letters could be requested during the selection process. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview, where practical questions will also be asked.


(1) F. Calegari, et al, “Ultrafast electron dynamics in phenylalanine initiated by attosecond pulses” Science 346 336 (2014); M. Nisoli, et al, “Attosecond electron dynamics in molecules” Chemical Reviews 117 10760 (2017).

 

Postdoc positions in attosecond molecular science

Two postdoctoral contracts are available in the group of Prof. Fernando Martín at IMDEA-Nanoscience (http://nanociencia.imdea.org/fernando-martin-s-group/group-people) in the framework of a synergy project funded by the Madrid regional government (Y2018/NMT-5028, FULMATEN-CM).

The research project

The project aims at using attosecond and few-femtosecond laser pulses for real time imaging of charge transfer processes occurring in organic molecules and, eventually, to control them[1] (additional information can be found in the group website).

The successful candidates will be involved in the following tasks:

  • description of theoretical photoelectron spectra and attosecond transient absorption;
  • improvement and application of theoretical models to visualize the electronic dynamics in molecular systems (from gas-phase to organic photovoltaic systems);
  •  evaluation of the performance of photoelectron and attosecond transient absorption spectra for key systems;
  •  real time imaging of charge transfer dynamics in organic photovoltaic systems.

Candidates Profile

Candidates of any gender and nationality are welcome to apply, with the following eligibility requirements:

1. A PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Physics or a closely related subject.

2. A strong background in atomic, molecular and optical physics, attosecond physics, scattering theory, numerical methods and programming.

3. Fluent English;

We will value positively transnational mobility periods, demonstrated independence and commitment to team work, and any additional skills in computational modelling and/or ultrafast science.

Starting Date and Duration

Positions should ideally start from October 2019 to January 2020, and will be funded for two years each. A one-year contract will be signed initially, followed by a one-year extension depending on the performance of the candidate, and upon mutual agreement.

Remuneration

Salary will be agreed based on the candidate experience following the standards of a postdoc position in Spain.

Application procedure

Candidates should send a letter of motivation and future research interests, a CV and a list of publications, contact information for two references, copy of PhD certificate, and any additional information that can support the application to fulmaten-cm@imdea.org before July 31, 2019, with the reference “FULMATEN-IMEA6” in the issue. Additional supporting documents and recommendation letters could be requested during the selection process. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview.


(1) F. Calegari, et al, “Ultrafast electron dynamics in phenylalanine initiated by attosecond pulses” Science 346 336 (2014); M. Nisoli, et al, “Attosecond electron dynamics in molecules” Chemical Reviews 117 10760 (2017).

 

Postdoc position in attosecond science

A postdoctoral contract is available in the group of Prof. Fernando Martín at IMDEA-Nanociencia (http://nanociencia.imdea.org/fernando-martin-s-group/group-people), in the framework of a collaborative project funded by the Madrid regional government (Y2018/NMT-5028, FULMATEN-CM) and the European Social Fund. 

The research project
The project aims at using attosecond and few-femtosecond laser pulses for real time imaging of charge transfer processes occurring in organic molecules, and eventually to control them. The position concerns the theoretical modeling of such charge transfer processes in systems of interest for the design of new materials. Previous work of the group in related research topics can be found in:
https://campusys.qui.uam.es/?page_id=12

Candidates Profile
Candidates of any gender and nationality are welcome to apply. To be considered, candidates must have:
1. A PhD degree in Physics or Chemical Physics
2. A strong background in atomic, molecular and optical physics, attosecond physics, scattering theory, numerical methods, and programming.
3. Fluent English.
We will value positively transnational mobility periods, demonstrated independence and commitment to team work, and any additional skills in computational modelling and work on ultrafast science.

Starting Date and Duration
Positions should ideally start as soon as possible and are funded for two years each. A one-year contract will be signed initially, followed by a one-year extension depending on the performance of the candidate, and upon mutual agreement.

Remuneration
Salary will be agreed based on the candidate experience following the standards of a postdoc position in Spain.

Application procedure
Candidates should send a CV, a cover letter clearly explaining the preferred position, contact information for two references, copy of PhD certificate, and any additional information that can support the application to fulmaten-cm@imdea.org before February 15, 2019. Applicants are kindly advised to include the reference “FULMATEN-IMDEA1” in the issue.
Additional supporting documents and recommendation letters could be requested during the selection process. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview.

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PhD positions in attosecond science

Two predoctoral contracts are available in the group of Prof. Fernando Martín at IMDEA-Nanociencia (http://nanociencia.imdea.org/fernando-martin-s-group/group-people) in the framework of a collaborative project funded by the Madrid regional government (Y2018/NMT-5028, FULMATEN-CM) and the European Social Fund. 

The research project
The project aims at using attosecond and few-femtosecond laser pulses for real time imaging of charge transfer processes occurring in organic molecules, and eventually to control them. The positions concern the theoretical modeling of such charge transfer processes in systems of interest for the design of new materials. Previous work of the group in related research topics can be found in: https://campusys.qui.uam.es/?page_id=12

Candidates Profile
Candidates of any gender and nationality are welcome to apply. To be considered, candidates must have:
1. A BSc degree in Physics or Chemistry. A post graduate specialization degree (e.g. MSc) in Physics or Chemical Physics will be positively evaluated.
2. Excellent knowledge of quantum mechanics, basic electrodynamics, basic atomic, molecular and optical physics; scattering theory and numerical methods.
3. Fluent English;
We will value positively enthusiasm for learning and commitment to teamwork and any additional skills in the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry and programming that are relevant to the positions. For example, acquaintance with quantum chemistry packages to model excited states; participation to software projects; competences in photoelectron spectroscopies, attosecond physics; etc.

Starting Date and Duration
Positions should ideally start as soon as possible and are funded for 3 years each. A one-year contract will be signed initially, followed by extension(s) until the end of the project, depending on the performance of the candidate, and upon mutual agreement.

Remuneration
Salary will be agreed based on the candidate experience following the standards of a predoc position in Spain.

Application procedure
Candidates should send to fulmaten-cm@imdea.org a CV, a cover letter clearly explaining the preferred position, contact information for two references, copy of BSc and MSc degree certificates, academic records, and any additional information that can support the application. Deadline is March 3, 2019. Applicants are kindly advised to include the reference “FULMATEN-IMDEA2” in the issue.
Additional supporting documents, clarification and recommendation letters could be requested during the selection process. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview, where practical questions will also be asked.

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PRE-DOCTORAL POSITION ON ATTOSECOND SPECTROSCOPY IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS

Dr. Antonio Picón at the Chemistry Department (http://campusys.qui.uam.es/) of the University Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) is looking for a for a PhD candidate to work in attosecond spectroscopy in complex systems. The candidate should ideally start by September/October 2018 and may be hired for up to 3 years.

 

The research project: Resolving the real-time motion of electrons in complex physical systems is fundamental to advance novel functionalities in catalytic molecules and two-dimensional materials such as graphene. Future studies using ultrafast capabilities with few-/sub-femtosecond x-ray pulses are essential to understand the optical response of these systems in the early steps and unveil the role of electron-electron and electron-nuclear couplings.. The aim of this project is to develop a novel theoretical approach to understand the role of electron transport in these complex systems via attosecond x-ray spectroscopy.

More information can be found at: https://campusys.qui.uam.es/?page_id=1481

Eligibility Criteria:

Prospect candidates must have, by the date of appointment (September, 2018), a Bachelor degree in physics or chemistry (3 years) and a post graduate specialization degree (e.g. MSc) in Physics or Chemical Physics; good knowledge of at least one programming language (Fortran 90, C, C++, Python, etc.); knowledge of quantum mechanics, solid state physics, basic atomic, molecular and optical physics, and numerical methods; Fluent English; enthusiasm for learning and commitment to teamwork.

Application procedure

Interested candidates are kindly requested to check all details about the application procedure at: goo.gl/tDsUf1 . Applications not complying with the call guidelines may be discarded.

Deadline for the submission of applications is May 20th, 2018.

Funding:

The Comunidad de Madrid regional government provides funding for this job from the call to attract research talent to work in research groups at the Madrid region (Ref. 2017-T1/IND-5432). The duration of the contract is conditioned to the positive evaluation of the project in the monitoring phase, as regulated in the article 25 of the call guidelines (BOCAM order 3112/2017).

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PRE-DOCTORAL POSITION ON COMPUTING AND MODELLING ATTOSECOND TIME SCALE PROCESSES

A two-year pre-doctoral position is available under the supervision of Dr. Alicia Palacios at CampuS group (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). The position is co-funded by the ESF[ ] under the 2017 call for the recruitment of pre-doctoral researchers of the Madrid region (more details here).
The successful applicant will participate in the development of an open project that aims to study ultrafast processes in molecules and, eventually, more complex systems (surfaces). The project involves simulations using high performance computing (HPC) implemented in large-scale scientific facilities.

CampuS theoretical group focus on the study of the dynamics in isolated quantum systems (from the smallest to medium-sized molecules, and periodic systems). The group is pioneer on developing state-of-the-art theoretical tools to describe chemical properties and predict the behavior of quantum systems under the influence of a variety of laser radiation sources.

We seek for a pre-doctoral researcher with either of the following profiles:

(i) a good background in Quantum Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, programming skills and commitment to teamwork, who wish to work in a project within the main research lines of our group: laser-matter interaction or surfaces. Candidates should also comply with the set of restrictions imposed by the funders (see below).

(ii) a strong background in Computational Sciences. A significant part of our research project involves software development and designing new strategies to improve the performance of existing parallel codes, implemented using the Message Passage Interface (MPI) environment. Candidates should also comply with the set of restrictions imposed by the funders (see below).

Starting date: May 1, 2018.

Remuneration:

Gross annual salary (before applying national income taxes and social security contributions) amounts to roughly 18.800 €. Researchers may receive additional funding to support the expenses derived from research missions and the attendance to workshops.
Eligibility criteria: According to the specific call restrictions, applicants must:

(i) hold a Bachelor in Physics, Chemistry, Computational Sciences or related areas (for degrees obtained in a foreign university, homologation is required). We shall also positively consider any postgraduate or specialization studies.

(ii) be registered in the National Youth Guarantee system or be in a position to be a beneficiary of the system (be a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland or meet the conditions to work in Spain, have less than 30 years and be unemployed). For more information, please, Check:

http://www.empleo.gob.es/es/garantiajuvenil/accesoJovenes.html

(iii) be registered in any locality within the Madrid Community from July 10, 2017.

Application procedure:

Applicants should send, before April 17, 2018:
– a motivation letter,
– a detailed CV and contact information of two referees,
– a copy of the Bachelor degree (and, where applicable, homologation credential), and other courses taken, and a certificate on the marks obtained,
– Proofs to comply with the eligibility requirements described above (for the National Youth Guarantee system, the applicant should be in a position to beneficiary of the said system at the time of recruitment).

Please, send all the documents in a single pdf file named as the candidate (e.g. SURNAME_NAME.pdf) to beatriz.martin@uam.es.

We shall review applications as they came, and request additional documents, references or explanations. If interests, we highly recommend not to wait until the last day to send your application.

 

Post doctoral position on Theoretical study and computational modelling of materials

CampuS Theoretical Group is eagerly looking for a postdoc to work in the theoretical study and computational modelling of magnetic nanostrucutres and materials under extreme pressure conditions.

The appointee shall work with Prof. Fernando Martín and in close collaboration with experimental groups at the IMDEA-Nanoscience Institute and the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. A list of related publications of CampuS group is accessible through this link .

Candidate Profile: PhD degree in Physics, Chemical Physics or related areas. We will positively evaluate any experience in theoretical simulations of periodic systems, electronic structure methodologies and molecular dynamics. Good knowledge of English and programing skills (FORTRAN or C) is highly recommended. Immediate availability.

Position details: The position should start as soon as possible and may be funded for one year. Gross salary (before applying national income taxes) is 27.000 Euros/year aprox.

Applications: If interested, please, send your CV, a letter of motivation and contact information for two researchers who can be contacted for references to beatriz.martin@uam.es not later than February 25th.

We shall review the applications as they arrive, so we suggest not waiting until the last day. During the selection process, we may ask for recommendation letters and request for additional information to candidates.

 

TWO YEARS POSTDOCTORAL POSITION

Two Years Postdoctoral Position.
University Autónoma de Madrid, Chemistry Department.

Position details:

We are looking for a postdoctoral appointee to work in one of the two detailed projects below under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Picón at the Chemistry Department (http://campusys.qui.uam.es/) of the University Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

Starting date: The position start date is flexible although it is expected to start by September 2018 at the latest, and may be funded for two years, subject to the positive evaluation of the hired researcher.

Remuneration: Gross salary (before applying national income taxes) is 30.000 Euros/year (it includes Spanish Social Security and public healthcare).

Research projects:

Studies of electron transport induced by IR and mid-IR pulsed lasers in semiconductor and two-dimensional materials.

Resolving the real-time motion of carriers amongst valence and conduction band states provides the foundation for the development of materials with novel functionality and the advancement of modern electronics. Future studies using ultrafast capabilities with few-/sub-femtosecond x-ray transient absorption are essential to understand the optical response of materials in the early steps and unveil the role of electron-electron and electron-phonon scattering. The aim of this project is to develop a novel theoretical approach to understand the role of electron transport in semiconductor and other attractive two-dimensional materials via x-ray spectroscopy.

 

Studies of charge migration in relevant biomolecules and in photosensitizers molecules for catalysis research.

Charge migration plays a fundamental question to be addressed in the next years, especially for the development of imaging techniques in biomolecules with few-femtosecond/sub-femtosecond x-ray pulses. The group has a strong tradition in this important research line. This project plans to simulate the x-ray probing and explore the possibility with ultrashort x-rays to track the induced charge migration. These studies will be possible to be experimentally conducted in free-electron laser (XFEL) facilities and in novel soft-x-ray HHG-laser-based sources.

Postdoctoral Candidate Profile:

PhD degree in Physics, Material Physics, Chemical Physics or related,

– Strong background in quantum chemistry, including the modeling of electronic excited states.

– Experience in FORTRAN/C++ programming, treatment of periodic systems and/or dynamical calculations will be positively considered.

Application:

Applicants should send his/her CV, including the names of two persons of reference, and contact information (in a single pdf file named as the candidate) to beatriz.martin@uam.es before May 30th 2018. Please, include the reference 2017-T1/IND-5432 in the subject of your message.

Recommendation letters could be requested during the selection process.

Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview.

Funding:

The Comunidad de Madrid regional government provides funding for this job in the frame the call to attract research talent to work in research groups at the Madrid region (Ref. 2017-T1/IND-5432).

 

PRE-DOCTORAL POSITION ON MODELLING OF ATTOSECOND TIME SCALE PROCESSES

A two-year pre-doctoral position is available under the supervision of Dr. Alicia Palacios at CampuS group (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). The position is co-funded by the ESF[i] under the 2017 call for the recruitment of pre-doctoral researchers of the Madrid region (more details here).

The successful applicant shall develop an open project that aims to study ionization processes in molecules, as well as in other complex systems, or its environment. The researcher will learn to use the appropriate computational tools for the description of these processes and to interpret the results, with the aim of giving explanations to experiments currently carried out in huge scientific infrastructures.

CampuS theoretical group is focused on the study of the dynamics in isolated quantum systems (from the smallest to medium-sized systems, or extended ones) and the development of state-of-the-art theoretical tools that can help us to understand their properties and predict their behavior.

We seek for a pre-doctoral researcher with a good background in Quantum Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, programming skills and commitment to teamwork, who wish to start a thesis project in any of the group research lines (laser-matter interaction, surfaces or clusters). Candidates should also comply with the set of restrictions imposed by the funders (see below).

Starting date: As soon as possible, and no later than March 1st, 2018.

Remuneration: Gross annual salary (before applying national income taxes and social security contributions) amounts to roughly 18.800 €. Researchers may receive additional funding to support the expenses derived from research missions and the attendance to conferences.

Eligibility criteria: According to the specific call restrictions, applicants must:

(i)         hold a Bachelor in Physics, Chemistry or related areas (for degrees obtained in a foreign university, homologation is required). Any postgraduate or specialization studies will also be taken into consideration.

(ii)       be registered in the National Youth Guarantee system or be in a position to be a beneficiary of the system (be a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland or meet the conditions to work in Spain, have less than 30 years and be unemployed). For more information, please, check this link.

(iii)     be registered in any locality within the Madrid Community from July 10, 2017.

Application procedure: Applicants should send, before January 29, 2018:

  • – a motivation letter,
  • – a detailed CV and contact information of two referees,
  • – a copy of the Bachelor degree (and, where applicable, homologation credential), and other courses taken, and a certificate on the marks obtained,
  • – a proof of all the eligibility requirements described above (for the National Youth Guarantee system, the applicant should be in a position to beneficiary of the said system at the time of recruitment).

Please, send all the documents in a single pdf file named as the candidate (e.g. SURNAME_NAME.pdf) to beatriz.martin@uam.es.

Upon evaluation of the applications received, selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview. Recommendation letters could be requested to referees during the selection process.

[i] This call is co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Youth Employment Operational Program for the 2014-2020 programming period, as well as the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI).

 

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