Pre-doctoral IKUR position: Computational Materials Science
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BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in Computational Materials Science, funded d by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences.
The open PhD position is in the area of computational materials science, machine learning or computational biophysics.
The main research activities of BCMaterials can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net.
The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. Short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers.
For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.
Skills and requirements:
The candidate must have a Master in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Biotechnology or related areas.
Proficiency in speaking and writing in English will be welcome.
Self-motivated and ability to work in a team.
A high level of motivation and independent thinking abilities.
Ability and eagerness to learn new skills outside own discipline
Presentation skills and able to meet the deadline are also required.
Work program / Duties / Responsibilities:
The PhD candidate will work in an ambitious research program in one of the aforementioned research areas. Materials will be designed, characterized, the functional properties evaluated and optimized and their integration into applications demonstrated, whenever suitable.
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