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Postdoctoral positions at the BCCMS


With immediate effect, the Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science (BCCMS) announces the opening of a postdoc fellowship. We are seeking talented candidates with expertise in advanced electronic structure methods (proven by a strong publication record), and original own ideas, sufficient for establishing a Young Research Group working on the development and design of novel energy materials based on complex metal oxides. The BCCMS provides a very inspiring working environment.

Task: Nanostructures (wires, tubes, clusters, etc.) of transition metal oxides (especially, but not exclusively TiO2) should be investigated, using a synergy of approximate and high-level electronic structure methods, in order to optimize existing applications and to develop ideas for novel energy applications. Of particular interest are:

  1. Role of symmetry in the stability, and symmetry related exotic features in the elec- tronic structure of nanostructures.

  2. Charge transfer across the nanostructure, and across interfaces in heterogeneous systems.

  3. Photo-induced, charge assisted surface chemical reactions

Knowledge of standard DFT (LDA/GGA) and beyond (DFT+U, Hybrids), as well as experi- ence with one or more of the program packages DFTB+, VASP, TURBOMOL, TRANSIESTA (or equivalents), as well as good command of English in speech and writing is required.

The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension for another two years. The Fellowship is of similar level as the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships.



Even if no positions should be vacant in current projects, applications from apllicants with long standing experience in the field of computational materials science are always welcome. Please contact us for further details.