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Pre-doctoral position on modelling of attosecond time scale processes

A two-year pre-doctoral position is available under the supervision of Dr. Alicia Palacios at CampuS group (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). The position is co-funded by the ESF[i] under the 2017 call for the recruitment of pre-doctoral researchers of the Madrid region (more details here).

The successful applicant shall develop an open project that aims to study ionization processes in molecules, as well as in other complex systems, or its environment. The researcher will learn to use the appropriate computational tools for the description of these processes and to interpret the results, with the aim of giving explanations to experiments currently carried out in huge scientific infrastructures.

CampuS theoretical group is focused on the study of the dynamics in isolated quantum systems (from the smallest to medium-sized systems, or extended ones) and the development of state-of-the-art theoretical tools that can help us to understand their properties and predict their behavior.

We seek for a pre-doctoral researcher with a good background in Quantum Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, programming skills and commitment to teamwork, who wish to start a thesis project in any of the group research lines (laser-matter interaction, surfaces or clusters). Candidates should also comply with the set of restrictions imposed by the funders (see below).

Start date: By March 1st, 2018.

Remuneration: Gross annual salary (before applying national income taxes and social security contributions) amounts to roughly 18.800 €. Researchers may receive additional funding to support the expenses derived from research missions and the attendance to conferences.

Eligibility criteria: According to the specific call restrictions, applicants must:

  • hold a Bachelor in Physics, Chemistry or related areas (for degrees obtained in a foreign university, homologation is required). Any postgraduate or specialization studies will also be taken into consideration.
  • be registered in the National Youth Guarantee system or be in a position to be a beneficiary of the system (be a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland or meet the conditions to work in Spain, have less than 30 years and be unemployed). For more information, please, check: http://www.empleo.gob.es/es/garantiajuvenil/accesoJovenes.html).
  • be registered in any locality within the Madrid Community from July 10, 2017.

Application procedure: Applicants should send, before February 8, 2018:

  • a motivation letter,
  • a detailed CV and contact information of two referees,
  • a copy of the Bachelor degree (and, where applicable, homologation credential), and other courses taken, and a certificate on the marks obtained,
  • a proof of all the eligibility requirements described above (for the National Youth Guarantee system, the applicant should be in a position to beneficiary of the said system at the time of recruitment).

Please, send all the documents in a single pdf file named as the candidate (e.g. SURNAME_NAME.pdf) to beatriz..

Upon evaluation of the applications received, selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview. Recommendation letters could be requested to referees during the selection process.

[i] This call is co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Youth Employment Operational Program for the 2014-2020 programming period, as well as the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI).

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Phd Position on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics

CampuS research group at the Universidad Autonoma de Madird (https://campusys.qui.uam.es/) offers the possibility to develop a research project on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics, oriented to obtain a PhD diploma, to theoretically investigate the coupled electron and nuclear dynamics induced by attosecond laser pulses and strong electromagnetic fields on small and mid-size molecules, as well as in solids.

The successful applicant shall perform novel theoretical developments and contribute to the implementation of highly parallelized computational tools, access vast technological resources through the European HP Computing Network, and will collaborate with top (theoretical and experimental) research groups in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics across the world.

In case you have good academic records, programing skills and a mature interest in research, please send us an expression of interest in accordance with the guidelines shown below before July 14th, 2017.

Scholarship details: The fellowship shall cover a 4-years doctoral employment contract and a top up contribution to cover tuition fees and short research stays. The thesis project shall be linked to a nationally funded project with enough resources to cover the participation in international conferences relevant to the research area.

The research group: CampuS theoretical group, led by Prof. Fernando Martín, focuses its research on (i) the theoretical and computational modeling of photoexcitation and photoionization processes in atomic and molecular systems induced by synchrotron radiation and ultrashort laser pulses with femto- and attosecond duration, and (ii) the study and theoretical prediction of properties of materials and nano-objects of complex molecular systems, aggregates and fullerenes, isolated or deposited on metallic and nonmetallic surfaces. This, in close collaboration with prestigious Spanish and international experimental groups.
The quality of the group is reflected by the number and quality of publications in the last ten years: more than 200 papers, among which 3 in Science, 2 in Nature, 1 Chemical Reviews, 1 in Nature Physics, 2 in Nature Chemistry, 1 in Nature Photonics, 2 in Nature Communications, 4 in Proc. of National Academy of Sciences, 1 in NanoLetters, 1 in ACS Nano, 2 in Angewandte Chemie, etc. In 2000, Fernando Martín was awarded the National Research Prize Rey Juan Carlos I, in 2010, the prize of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in Chemical Physics and in 2011, the Advanced Grant from the European Research Council XCHEM.

Specific call requirements:

Prospect candidates must have (by September 2017) a Bachelor degree in Physics or Chemistry and a post graduate specialization degree (e.g. MSc) in Physics or Chemical Physics; good knowledge of at least one programming language (Fortran 90, C, C++, Python, etc.); knowledge of quantum mechanics, basic electrodynamics, basic atomic, molecular and optical physics; scattering theory and numerical methods; Fluent English; enthusiasm for learning and commitment to teamwork. We will positively value any additional skills in the areas of mathematics, physics and chemistry which are relevant to the offered position.

Guidelines for the submission of expressions of interest:

Interested candidates should send to the projects manager beatriz. a letter of motivation including the names of two referees who can be contacted for references, a CV, and copy of BSc/MSc certificates and academic records. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview before the end of the July to agree on the preparation of the scholarship application. Deadline to submit applications is July 14th, 2017.

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PhD position funded by la Caixa and H2020 MSCA programme

We offer the possibility to develop a research project on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics, oriented to obtain a PhD diploma, to theoretically investigate the coupled electron and nuclear dynamics induced by attosecond laser pulses and strong electromagnetic fields on small and mid-size molecules, as well as in solids.banner-inphinit-v2-animado

The position shall be funded by the doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT, which is devoted to attract international Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) to top Spanish research centres. INPhINIT is promoted by the “la Caixa” Foundation and relies on the European Commission’s support through the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – COFUND programme.

The fellowship shall cover a 3-year doctoral employment contract with good remuneration conditions (gross salary 26.000 € per year) in comparison with the standard of living in Spain, and a top up contribution for training and networking activities. Researchers shall complement their training with a variety of transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary activities.
In addition, phd candidates may opt to a price amounting to 7.500 € if they got the diploma earlier than 6 months after the finalization of the contract.

For more information on the fellowship programme, please visit: www.inphinitlacaixa.org

More information on the PhD position on Theoretical Attosecond Electron Dynamics can be found here: phd-position-descrption. If selected, researchers should join the Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC) by September 2017.

In case you are interested in this fellowship position and consider you fulfil the excellence criteria and other specific call requirements (research experience, training, language and mobility requirements), please, do not doubt to submit you application here: https://www.lacaixafellowships.org/index.aspx, before February 2, 2017.

For any question on the research project or if you became selected for the face-to-face interview stage, please, do not doubt to contact beatriz.

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