2 PhD Positions in Computational Materials Science

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The Atomistic Materials Modeling group of Prof. Erik Bitzek is
inviting applications for doctoral students in the area of Computational
Materials Science to join the Institute for General Materials Properties within
the Department of Materials Science of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen, Germany.

Research topics
include:

  • Mechanical properties of nanoscale structures (nano-wires, -particles,
    thin films) and small scale plasticity
  • Atomistic studies of topological anisotropy and mechanical
    properties of silicate glasses within the Priority Program "Topological
    Engineering of Ultra-strong Glasses" (SPP 1594) of the German Research
    foundation DFG

The successful candidate will hold a Masters degree, preferably
in Physics or Materials Science, and have a solid knowledge of the structure
and mechanical properties of materials. Experience in scientific programming is
required. In addition, experience with Molecular Dynamics simulations is highly
desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and German) and
the ability to work well in a dynamic and collaborative international research
environment are essential. The PhD candidates will be enrolled in the graduate
school of the cluster of excellence "Engineering of Advanced Materials" which provides
doctoral researchers with special training through short courses on
experimental and simulation methods as well as on leadership skills
development.

Applicants are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with names
and contact information of two references to: comp-mat-sci-jobs@ww.uni-erlangen.de