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PRE-DOCTORAL POSITION ON GRAPHENE BASED MATERIALS

A 3-year pre-doctoral position is available under the supervision of Dr. Fernando Martín at IMDEA-Nanoscience. 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 the physicochemical properties of new graphene-based materials and its interaction with new light sources (as ultrashort laser pulses). The hired researcher will learn to use the appropriate theoretical methodology and computational tool for each case on study. Collaborations with experimental groups at IMDEA-Nanoscience and other international laboratories are foreseen.

The project will be aligned with the CampuS theoretical group (led by Fernando Martín) research lines (laser-matter interaction, surfaces and clusters), and group senior researchers will provide support to the hired researcher. The activity of CampuS group has been 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 who has shown interest on the areas of Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Chemistry and Computational Physics and Chemistry and with some programming skills (Fortran, C/C++, etc). 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 7, 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 be positively valued.

(ii)       be registered in the National Youth Guarantee system or be in a position to be a beneficiary of the said system by the date of recruitment (please, check the specific requirements here. As a general rule, candidates should:

  1. be a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland or meet the conditions to work in Spain (or have a valid residence permit being a national of another country)
  2. have less than 30 years
  3. be unemployed

(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,
  • – proofs of complying with all the eligibility requirements described above (for the National Youth Guarantee system, the applicant should be in a position to be a beneficiary at the time of recruitment).

All the documents must be sent 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).

 

PhD positions funded by La Caixa

CampuS theoretical group offers mentorship in four different research topics to international students who wish to develop a research project, oriented to obtain a PhD diploma, at the Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC-UAM) and at IMDEA-Nanoscience (Fundación IMDEA-Nanociencia).

The PhD positions are funded by the doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT, which is devoted to attract international Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) to top Spanish excellent research centres. INPhINIT is promoted by the “la Caixa” Foundation and relies on the European Commission’s support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND programme.

The fellowship shall cover a 3-year doctoral employment contract, a top up contribution for other training expenses, and complementary training on transversal skills. In addition, phd candidates may opt to a price amounting to 7.500 € if they got the diploma earlier than 6 months after the finalization of the contract.

For more information on the fellowship programme, please visit: www.inphinitlacaixa.org. Deadline for application is February 1st, 2018.

For more information on the research topics, check the documents below:

  • Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics: from biomolecules to solids (IMDEA-Nanociencia) – Description
  • Ultrafast molecular dynamics induced by attosecond pulses (IFIMAC-UAM) – Description
  • Chemical-physics properties of new 2D materials (IMDEA-Nanociencia) – Description
  • Graphene-based materials: Exploring new physical properties based on theoretical simulations (IFIMAC-UAM) – Description

In case you are interested in this fellowship, you should check the fullfillment of the excellence criteria and other specific call requirements (research experience, training, language and mobility requirements) here.

Students with spanish nationality not fullfilling the mobility requirements can apply to a fellowship to carry out a doctorate at a Spanish University. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2018. Mor information here.

For any question on the research projects or if you became selected for the face-to-face evaluation stage, please, do not doubt to contact the group projects manager beatriz.martin@uam.es.

 

 

Short-term post-doctoral position in Madrid, starting by mid-november, 2017

Theoretical calculations of physicochemical properties of Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

 

THE RESEARCH PROJECT:
The candidate will perform a theoretical and computational study of organic-inorganic hybrid crystalline materials consisting of metallic moieties that are linked by strong coordination bonds to organic ligands, whose pore sizes and physicochemical properties can be modulated, making them extremely attractive for several applications, as hydrogen storage.

THE ENVIRONMENT:
Selected candidate will go on board in an innovative project with Dr. Cristina Díaz in the Department of Chemistry of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Dr. Cristina Díaz is a Ramón & Cajal Fellow and belongs to the CampuS theoretical group. Her area of expertise is focused on quantum dynamics simulations for molecule-metal surface interactions. Her great experience in the area is endorsed by more than 60 publications in well-recognized peer-reviewed scientific journals, the more than 1000 cites her publications have, and an h-index: 19. Dr. Díaz has been involved in 14 research projects during her career, and has supervised 3 Master and 2 Ph.D. thesis.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
– PhD in chemistry, physics or similar fields
– At least 5 years’ experience in theoretical modelling of ground and excited states, conical intersections, non-adiabatic processes, and photoionization processes.
– Expert in the use of quantum chemistry programs such as MOLCAS, MOLPRO, TURBOMOL, etc.
– Programming experience

REMUNERATION:
The position will ideally start by mid-November, 2017 and will be funded for two months.. Equivalent gross annual salary (before applying national income taxes) is 27.000 Euros/year.

PROCEDURE TO APPLY:
If interested, please send a motivation letter, together with a CV and the name of 2 referees to cristina.diaz@uam.es. The deadline to receive applications is November 12, 2017.

Applications will be considered and verified as they came. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview. PhD certificate and other documents may be required during the selection process.

 

Job opportunities at CampuS theoretical group

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 (i) 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, and (ii) 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 ten years: more than 200 papers, among which 3 in Science, 2 in Nature, 1 Chemical Reviews, 1 in Nature Physics, 2 in Nature Chemistry, 1 in Nature Photonics, 2 in Nature Communications, 4 in Proc. of National Academy of Sciences, 1 in NanoLetters, 1 in ACS Nano, 2 in Angewandte Chemie, etc. In 2000, Fernando Martín was awarded the National Research Prize Rey Juan Carlos I, in 2010, the prize of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in Chemical Physics, in 2011, the Advanced Grant from the European Research Council XCHEM, and in 2017 the King Jaime I Prize in Basic Research.

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”.

For any question you may have do not doubt to contact beatriz.martin@uam.es.

 

PHD POSITION FUNDED BY FPI MINECO SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAMME New graphene-based materials

CampuS research group at the Universidad Autonoma de Madird is seeking for a doctoral candidate to develop a research project on molecular dynamics on surfaces and nanostructures. The researcher will be involved in the computational modelling of new graphene-based materials, and the study of their physico-chemical properties, such as mechanical and magnetic properties and the interaction with light.

The successful applicant shall receive specific training in the research area. Access to vast technological resources will be provided through the European HPC Network and Spanish Supercomputing Network. Collaborations with top (theoretical and experimental) research groups in AMO Physics and Condensed Matter across the world are foreseen.
In case you have good academic records, programing skills and a mature interest in research, please, check the fulfilment of the specific call requirements (see below) and send us an expression of interest in accordance with the stated guidelines before October 1st, 2017. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview to agree on the preparation of the scholarship application.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS: The position shall be funded by the 2017 FPI doctoral fellowship programme funded by Spanish Government (MINECO), closing on October 18. The fellowship shall cover a 4-years doctoral employment contract and a top up contribution to cover tuition fees and short research stays. Participation in international conferences relevant to the research area will also be funded.

THE RESEARCH GROUP: The researcher hired will be supervised by Fernando Martín García and supported by the senior researchers who make up his work team. Previous studies in this line of research in which the research group has been involved have resulted in remarkable results, especially those related to the magnetic properties of organic materials grown in graphene (see Nature Phys 9, 368 (2013) (DOI: 10.1038 / nphys2610) and the atomic processes on surfaces (see Chem Soc. Rev. 45, 3658 (2016), DOI: 10.1039 / c5cs00336a). A complete list of the results obtained by the research group can be checked here.

SPECIFIC CALL REQUIREMENTS: Prospect candidates must have a Bachelor degree in physics or chemistry and a post graduate specialization degree with at least 60 ECTS (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, electronic structure methods, molecular dynamics or simulation of periodic systems; fluent English; enthusiasm for learning and commitment to teamwork. Other competences as knowledge of scripting languages, graphical programs and numerical libraries, or experience using simulation packages will be also taken into account.

GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: Interested candidates should send to the projects manager beatriz.martin@uam.es a letter of motivation including the names of two referees who can be contacted for references, a CV, and copy of BSc/MSc certificates and academic records. Deadline to submit applications is October 1st, 2017.
For any question that may arise, do not doubt to contact beatriz.martin@uam.es

 

Phd Position on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics

CampuS research group at the Universidad Autonoma de Madird (https://campusys.qui.uam.es/) offers the possibility to develop a research project on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics, oriented to obtain a PhD diploma, to theoretically investigate the coupled electron and nuclear dynamics induced by attosecond laser pulses and strong electromagnetic fields on small and mid-size molecules, as well as in solids.

The successful applicant shall perform novel theoretical developments and contribute to the implementation of highly parallelized computational tools, access vast technological resources through the European HP Computing Network, and will collaborate with top (theoretical and experimental) research groups in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics across the world.

In case you have good academic records, programing skills and a mature interest in research, please send us an expression of interest in accordance with the guidelines shown below before July 14th, 2017.

Scholarship details: The fellowship shall cover a 4-years doctoral employment contract and a top up contribution to cover tuition fees and short research stays. The thesis project shall be linked to a nationally funded project with enough resources to cover the participation in international conferences relevant to the research area.

The research group: CampuS theoretical group, led by Prof. Fernando Martín, focuses its research on (i) 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, and (ii) 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 ten years: more than 200 papers, among which 3 in Science, 2 in Nature, 1 Chemical Reviews, 1 in Nature Physics, 2 in Nature Chemistry, 1 in Nature Photonics, 2 in Nature Communications, 4 in Proc. of National Academy of Sciences, 1 in NanoLetters, 1 in ACS Nano, 2 in Angewandte Chemie, etc. In 2000, Fernando Martín was awarded the National Research Prize Rey Juan Carlos I, in 2010, the prize of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in Chemical Physics and in 2011, the Advanced Grant from the European Research Council XCHEM.

Specific call requirements:

Prospect candidates must have (by September 2017) a Bachelor degree in physics or chemistry and at least 60 ECTS in 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, basic electrodynamics, basic atomic, molecular and optical physics; scattering theory and numerical methods; Fluent English; enthusiasm for learning and commitment to teamwork. We will positively value any additional skills in the areas of mathematics, physics and chemistry which are relevant to the offered position.

Guidelines for the submission of expressions of interest:
Interested candidates should send to the projects manager beatriz.martin@uam.es a letter of motivation including the names of two referees who can be contacted for references, a CV, and copy of BSc/MSc certificates and academic records. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview before the end of the July to agree on the preparation of the scholarship application. Deadline to submit applications is July 14th, 2017.

 

Expressions of interest to apply for a MSCA Individual Fellowship

The CampuS theoretical group (http://www.xchem.uam.es/), at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is seeking for expressions of interest to apply for an individual MSCA Fellowship. Deadline to apply for the 2017 open call is September, 14th.

Talented, enthusiastic young researchers are welcome to join this leading group to develop a project in the framework of the research areas described below but going beyond the current state of the art.
The hosting Institution (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) guarantees enough computational resources to carry out the project through its Computing Center and one of the most powerful High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities in Europe, HPC-Europa, through the Mare Nostrum Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

Interested researchers should first verify if they comply with the 2017 eligibility criteria at

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2017.html

and if so, send to the projects manager (beatriz.martin(at)uam.es):
(i) a detailed CV, including publications list and a description of the current research lines,
(ii) a motivation letter describing his/her future research plans and a draft project proposal, and
(iii) contact information for 2 references or their support letters.
Suitable candidates may be asked for further information.

Deadline to send expressions of interest is July 14th, 2017.

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a state university offering graduate and postgraduate degrees in many different fields. It was founded almost 50 years ago, and has already achieved an outstanding international reputation for its high-quality teaching and research. It is generally recognized as one of the best Spanish universities.

The CampuS research group, led by Prof. Fernando Martín, belongs to the Department of Chemistry. Its research mainly focuses on (i) 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, and (ii) 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 this group is reflected by the number and quality of publications in the last ten years: more than 200 papers, among which 3 in Science, 2 in Nature, 1 Chemical Reviews, 1 in Nature Physics, 2 in Nature Chemistry, 1 in Nature Photonics, 2 in Nature Communications, 4 in Proc. of National Academy of Sciences, 1 in NanoLetters, 1 in ACS Nano, 2 in Angewandte Chemie, etc. In 2000, Fernando Martín was awarded the National Research Prize Rey Juan Carlos I, in 2010, the prize of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in Chemical Physics. in 2011, the Advanced Grant from the European Research Council XCHEM and in 2017 the King Jaime I Prize in Basis research.

The XChem group is formed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers and collaborators that aim at developing state-of-the-art time-dependent methods to address newly emerging fundamental questions about the role of sub-fs and attosecond coherent electron and nuclear dynamics in physics and chemistry.
In particular, the XChem project aims at developing theoretical approaches and computational tools for time-resolving and controlling (i) molecular autoionization in the presence of ultra-fast vibrational motion, (ii) attosecond charge migration dynamics in molecules upon ionization, (iii) coupled electron-nuclear dynamics during non-adiabatic transitions, with emphasis on the role of electronic coherence created prior or during the transition, and (iv) chemical reactivity. The XChem project is currently funded by the European Research Council (ERC Advanced Grant n° 290853).

 

Post-doc position at CampuS theoretical group

A two-years postdoc position is available in the group of Prof. Fernando Martin. The position shall be co-financed by the European Social Fund[1] under the 2016 call for the recruitment of post-doctoral researchers of the Madrid region (more details here).

The successful applicant shall develop an open project which aims to develop computational tools either for the description of ionization processes (for complex molecules, surfaces or nanostructures), the description of heterogeneous catalysis or materials synthesis.

The CAMPUS  group at the Chemistry Department of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is focused on the theoretical 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 which can help us to understand their properties and predict their behavior.

We seek for a post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in any of the group research lines  (laser-matter interaction, surfaces or clusters) who complies with the set of restrictions listed below.

Starting date: Expected start date is March 01, 2017. The position should normally start within one month from the publication of the resolution of the call here: http://www.madrimasd.org/madrid-ciencia-tecnologia/convocatorias-dgui/convocatorias-2016.

Remuneration: Gross annual salary (before applying national income taxes and social security contributions) amounts to roughly 26.500 €. Researchers may receive additional funding to support the expenses derived from research missions and the attendance to international conferences.

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

  • hold a PhD in Theoretical/Computational Physics, Chemistry or Informatics (for degrees obtained in a foreign university, homologation is required)
  • be registered in any locality within the Madrid Community from September 14th, 2016
  • be registered in the National Youth Guarantee system or be in a position to be a beneficiary of the system. Please, check the specific nationality, unemployment and age requirements here: http://www.empleo.gob.es/es/garantiajuvenil/accesoJovenes.html. As a general rule, the requirements are:
    1. be a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland or meet the conditions to work in Spain (or have a valid residence permit being a national of another country)
    2. have less than 30 years
    3. be unemployed

Selection Criteria: The selection will be made on the basis of demonstrated knowledge in the following fields:

  1. Computational physics/chemistry methodologies and techniques,
  2. Theoretical atomic and molecular physics / Quantum Chemistry,
  3. Programming skills and code development (Fortran, C/C++, python, scripting languages, Linux/Unix, etc),
  4. Knowledge on parallelization and optimization of codes (MPI, openMP, etc),
  5. Handling of codes which are commonly used in the area of interest,
  6. Previous experience in any of the areas of interest.

Application procedure: Applicants should send, within 15 days from the date of publication of the resoluction (by January 31st):

  • a motivation letter explaining the research line(s) in which you are interested and why,
  • a detailed CV and contact information of two referees,
  • a copy of the doctoral degree (and, where applicable, homologation credential), and
  • a proof of meeting all the elegibility requirements
  • a proof of being registered in the National Youth Guarantee system or proofs of being  in a position to be a beneficiary of the said system.

All the documents must be sent in a single pdf file named as the candidate plus the research line he/she is interested in (e.g. SURNAME_NAME-reserach_line.pdf). Applications not following this procedure will be disregarded.

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.

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[1] 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).

 

Short term post-doc position on theoretical attosecond physics

A short term postdoc position for an experienced researcher is available to work on coupled electron and nuclear dynamics induced by attosecond laser pulses and strong electromagnetic fields on small and mid-size molecules .

The applicants should hold a PhD in Chemical Physics and at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience. A strong and demonstrable background in  atomic, molecular and optical physics, attosecond physics, scattering theory, numerical methods, and programming is also required. 

Remuneration: Gross salary per month shall be 2.085 € (before applying national taxes and social security contributions)

The two-months postdoc position should start as soon as possible and, in any case, not later than January 16, 2017

Application procedure: Interested researchers should send a detailed CV, motivation letter and contact information for 2 references (in a single pdf file named as the candidate) to xchem.positions (at) uam.es.
Recommendation letters and further information could be requested during the selection process. Applications shall be reviewed as they come. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview.

Deadline: December 21st, 2016

 

PhD position funded by la Caixa and H2020 MSCA programme

We offer the possibility to develop a research project on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics, oriented to obtain a PhD diploma, to theoretically investigate the coupled electron and nuclear dynamics induced by attosecond laser pulses and strong electromagnetic fields on small and mid-size molecules, as well as in solids.

The position shall be funded by the doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT, which is devoted to attract international Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) to top Spanish research centres. INPhINIT is promoted by the “la Caixa” Foundation and relies on the European Commission’s support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND programme.

The fellowship shall cover a 3-year doctoral employment contract with good remuneration conditions (gross salary 26.000 € per year) In comparison with the standard of living in Spain, and a top up contribution for training and networking activities. Researchers shall complement their training with a variety of transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary activities.
In addition, phd candidates may opt to a price amounting to 7.500 € if they got the diploma earlier than 6 months after the finalization of the contract.

For more information on the fellowship programme, please visit: www.inphinitlacaixa.org 

More information on the PhD position on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics can be found here

In case you are interested in this fellowship position and consider you fulfil the excellence criteria and other specific call requirements (research experience, training, language and mobility requirements), please, do not doubt to submit you application here: https://www.lacaixafellowships.org/index.aspx, before February 10th, 2017.

For any question on the research project or if you became selected for the face-to-face interview stage, please, do not doubt to contact Beatriz.martin@uam.es

 

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Our group belongs to the Erasmus Mundus European program, which offers opportunities to obtain a master to European and non-European students. More details in Jobs.

 

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