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Material modeling and Simulations of Domain Structures

The chair of Materials and Process Simulation at the University of Bayreuth is inviting applicants for a postdoc position available within the project “Multiscale Simulations of Domain Structures in Thermoelectric Materials” funded within the framework of the focus program SPP 1386 “Nanostructured Thermoelectrics” by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for a period of three years. In our project, ab-initio density functional theory and classical Monte Carlo simulations are used to investigate and optimize the domain formation in half-Heusler thermoelectrics.  

Are you interested in broadening your scientific knowledge by supporting the development of novel alternative energy sources with the help of state-of-the-art multiscale simulation techniques? Have you completed your masters/diploma degree and your PhD (doctoral degree) with above-average results?
In this case, we offer you a stimulating environment in the field of computer aided materials design, implemented in a top-level research framework. We are a dynamic, international   team of multidisciplinary scientists, engaged in numerous science and industrial   cooperations. In our scientific work, we cover the whole spectrum from basic concepts of physical modeling over implementation with enhanced supercomputing techniques to industrially relevant questions of simulation-based material design. This involves developing, implementing, and applying models at different scales, such as ab initio, molecular, phase-field, and FEM models.

Applicants must hold a doctor/PhD degree and have the documented ability to carry out novel research projects. They should have gained fundamental experience in modeling and simulation in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or material science. Furthermore, they should have good skills in, at least, one of the topics: ab initio calculations, Monte Carlo simulations or statistical physics. Candidates with an outstanding research record in the desired fields are welcome. We especially encourage applications of young scientists who just recently accomplished their PhD.

We offer:

A postdoc position (TV-L E13)

The University of Bayreuth supports women in science and especially encourages them to apply. Handicapped applicants will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Please submit your application, as soon as possible, to:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Emmerich
Chair for Material- and Process Simulations (MPS)
University of Bayreuth
Postal address: Universitätsstraße 30, 95440 Bayreuth
Visitor address: Nürnberger Straße 38, 95448 Bayreuth

or for further questions, please contact:

Muhammad Ajmal Choudhary,


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