Vision The Center for Attosecond Science and Technology of Max Planck POSTECH/Korea research initiative (MPK, Prof. Dong Eon Kim’s group) and the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPI-SD, Prof. Angel Rubio’s group) aim to investigate ultrafast nonlinear phenomenon in nature, i.e. electron dynamics at its natural time scale. Our MPK / MPI-SD collaboration is specially interested in developing novel theoretical tools to investigate the electron structures and the sub-femtosecond electron dynamics induced by ultrashort strong laser field in solids.
What you will do In this context, MPK and MPI-SD are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to conduct theoretical research in nonlinear ultrafast processes within condensed-matter physics closely collaborating with our current and future experimental efforts. The successful candidate will focus on developing and validating new theoretical tools, both analytically and numerically, to describe the nonlinear light emission from solids and dynamical change of material properties. We will perform simulations in 2D or 3D materials, i.e. topological insulators, Weyl-Dirac Semimetals and others. This position provides a unique opportunity to pursue fundamental studies in the emerging area of ultrafast condensed-matter physics in close collaboration with experimental and theoretical groups at POSTECH and MPI-SD, as well as other top research groups and institutions, i.e. Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO-Spain).
The successful candidate will be appointed as a researcher of MPK, and will be dispatched to and stay at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (Hamburg, Germany) with a possibility of visits to MPK for short periods. The initial appointment is for one year and continuation for longer period will be based on mutual agreement.
A PhD in Physics, (Condensed-Matter or Quantum Optics) Computer Sciences or related field.
Updated CV and list of publications.
Cover letter or statement of research achievements in the past with future perspectives.
Two letters of recommendation.
Experience with ab-initio calculations of electronic structures of solids using Vienna Ab-initio Simulation Package (VASP) or an equivalent, as QUANTUM ESPRESSO and tight binding models is desirable.
Experience in computer programming using C/C++, FORTRAN, Python, Mathematica or Matlab is highly desirable. The candidate may want to manage parallelized schemes such as Message Passage Interface and OpenMP or work with HCP.
Excellent communication skills, especially in writing original scientific research through peer-reviewed publications.
For more information
Contact Dr. Alexis Chacon (firstname.lastname@example.org) on half of Prof. Dong Eon Kim (email@example.com) and Prof. Angel Rubio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Telecommuting is allowed.
Ranked No. 28 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Annual Survey of universities in the world in 2010, POSTECH offers four-year programs in 10 departments and POSTECH's Graduate School offers programs in 17 departments. Students here are instructed by some of the finest professors and scholars in the world. POSTECH also provides some of the best research facilities and learning resources available on the beautifully laid out campus for its students and faculty to utilize during their tenure here. The excellence of the university extends far beyond the campus, as POSTECH has international cooperative agreements in place with 71 sister universities all across the world. Every year, more of our students are selected to study and take internships abroad while more international students are also admitted to our university.
POSTECH is actively engaged in R&D as it supports over 60 research centers on its campus. Through all this, POSTECH continues its pursuit of excellence and maintains its integrity in providing the best possible education for its gifted students. The ultimate goal of POSTECH is the betterment of not just Korea, but of the entire global family - human civilization in ...the 21st Century and beyond. More information can be found at the website http://www.postech.ac.kr/e/
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