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

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