Two open positions within the ERC project Advancing Solid Interfaces and Lubricants by First Principles Material Design (SLIDE) are available at the Physics department of Bologna University, Italy.
- Post-Doctoral candidate: the position renewable up to 4 years
- Doctoral candidate: the position is initially filled for 1 year, and following a successful progress review, the contract is continued for another 3 years after which the PhD dissertation is expected to be completedStarting dates Both the positions are immediately available. The application deadline for the doctoral candidate is 20thAugust. Please feel free to spread the voice among freshly graduated students, who may not be reached by this post. Candidate profiles
We look for candidates with a Master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science (or similar disciplines). The post-doctoral candidate should have a previous experience in
- Materials modeling
- High-performance computing
- Skills in programming languages (Fortran, C/C++, Python) will be appreciated
How to apply
Please send your application as soon as possible by email to Prof. M. Clelia Righi email@example.com
include a concisecover letter, a CV, and two references that can be contacted for recommendation letters.
The ERC project SLIDE is founded through a Consolidator Grant and hosted by the University of Bologna. The principal investigator is Prof. Maria Clelia Righi. The activities started in November 2020. The goal of the project is to port material design paradigmbased on first-principles calculations to the field of tribologyto advance the study of solid interfaces and design materials to reduce friction. The main activity of our research groupis to develop and apply computational protocols to study materials for technological applications. We study the materialbehavior and function by applying several methods, which include density functional theory, high-throughput calculations, classical, ab initio, and multi-scale molecular dynamics. Among different applications of these techniques, including materials growth, catalysis, nanomechanics, surface and interface science, we are particularly active in tribology, i.e., the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion. We devote our research efforts to improve materials for reducing friction, with the hope of contributing to the global challenges of reducing energy losses and CO2 emissions.
We actively collaborate with multinational companies in the automotive, petroleum, and electronic-device sectors.