Postdoc: Theoretical nanoscale magnetism

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2022-09-18 | Post-doc

Lab/Company : University of Edinburgh

Location : Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Expiration : 2022-10-12 [YYYY-MM-DD]

Description of the offer :

The Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems (ICMCS) at the University of Edinburgh and the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position on theoretical nanoscale magnetism.

The successful candidate will be based at the group of Dr Elton Santos at the ICMCS in Edinburgh, UK. The project is on forefront of several research topics on the electronic and magnetic properties of advanced energy materials. In particular, on the next generation of compounds for information platforms including 2D sheets, van der Waals interfaces, Weyl-semimetals, topological insulators and magnetic twisted layers.

This position provides a unique opportunity to explore fundamentals research in the emerging area of power-efficient device platforms which aims to make smart devices even smarter. The candidate will work actively with ongoing experimental collaborators in the Max Planck Institute (Stuttgart), National University of Singapore, Cornell University, Harvard University and UC Berkeley.

The position has focus on method developments, optimizing and applying new theoretical techniques to simulate novel magnetic phenomena. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team with expertise on strongly correlated methods, Monte Carlo techniques and Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation approaches. The candidate will also be involved at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics with the Computational Materials Physics group for further collaborations and projects.

The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility to be renewed up to 3 years subject to performance and mutual agreement.

Job requirements
• A PhD in Physics, Chemistry or closely related field (condensed matter, quantum-chemistry, numerical methods for solid-state).
• Experience in magnetism, Monte Carlo, LLG techniques, and model Hamiltonians.
• Experience with ab initio calculations, electronic structure methods (KKR, TDDFT, GW-BSE)
• Experience in coding languages using C/C++ or Fortran, Python, Matlab.
• Excellent communication skills in presentations and especially in writing original scientific research through peer-reviewed publications.

The start date is negotiable but prompt incorporation would be desirable.

Application Interested candidates should apply at the link below including:
• CV and publication list
• Cover letter or research statement including past achievements and future perspectives.
• 2-3 recommendation letters Application link:


Closing date: 12th October 2022. Interviews will be taken shortly after.
For more information you may contact Dr Elton Santos (esantos@ed.ac.uk).

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