Job vacancy

PhD position in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) INFORM: Electronic excitations of hybrid perovskites from ab initio theory

The Solid-State-Theory Group of the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany, is offering a PhD position within the EU-funded Innovative Training Network (ITN) INFORM (“INterFaces in Opto-electRonic Thin Film Multilayer Devices”). The project of the successful candidate (Early Stage Researcher, ESR) will be on hybrid perovskites.

The overall goal is to understand electronic and optical excitations in organic/inorganic hybrid perovskites. This will be reached by applying the best possible ab initio methodology that combines density-functional theory (DFT) and Green-function based many-body perturbation theory (MBPT). The work will involve also method development in the framework of DFT (advanced exchange-correlation functionals) and in the framework of MBPT (GW approach).

We are looking for an outstanding highly motivated candidate with a strong academic record holding a Master degree in Physics or Chemistry. An excellent theoretical background, experience in computational materials science, and programming skills are prerequisite for this ambitious project. Candidates will be integrated in an international multi-disciplinary team.

The position will be located in Berlin, Germany, including secondments to partner groups.

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications should be sent to Prof. Claudia Draxl ([email protected]) and should include a motivation letter indicating skills and experience, a CV including full contact details, and a copy of the master degree. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview either in person or by Skype.

Recruitment and employment are according to the EU rules for Marie-Curie Innovative Training Networks. In particular:

  • Candidates may be of any nationality.
  • By the time of recruitment by the host organization, candidates must not have received a doctorate or equivalent.
  • By the time of recruitment by the host organization, candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career. Full-time research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which formally entitled him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged.

By the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than twelve months in the last three years. Short stays, such as holidays, are not included.