Tenure-Track Position on Computational Modelling of Superconducting Materials

We invite applications for a tenure-track position on Computational Modelling of Superconducting Materials. The position is initially for 6 years, which after positive evaluation can be upgraded to a tenured associate professorship position. We expect from the applicants

  • excellent knowledge in the field of ab-initio modelling of solids (density functional theory, GW approximation, structure prediction methods), ideally with experience in the prediction of new electron-phonon based superconducting materials.
  • extensive experience with numerical methods and implementations required for these research questions.
  • successful, internationally embedded research and publication activity.
  • experience in implementing research projects with commercial partners, ideally to the point of patent submission.
  • communication, organisation, and teamwork skills, as well as willingness to design, apply for and implement research projects.
  • enthusiasm for excellent teaching, university teaching experience as well as the ability and willingness to teach at all curriulary levels (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate), to supervise theses and to promote young academics.
  • excellent spoken and written competence in English. Specifically, willingness to teach courses in English is expected. Fluency in German or the willingness to acquire it is also required. The successful candidate is also expected to transfer her/his residence to the area of Graz.

The duties of the position will be

  • Heading a work group on computational materials modelling.
  • Independent scientific work on modelling of new superconducting materials.
  • Close cooperation with business partners in the field.
  • Acquisition of third-party funded research projects.
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master, and PhD theses.
  • Teaching in the field of theoretical and computational physics.

The initial gross annual salary is expected to be 62829.20 Euro. Send your application including all necessary documents (CV, certificates, list of publications, teaching experience) to bewerbungen.mpug@tugraz.at. E-mail subject (mandatory): Tenure-track professorship, identification number 5150/22/003, Mrs/Mr First name LAST NAME.

Deadline for application is March 2, 2022, 23:59 CET (email time stamp). Expected starting date June 1, 2022. The official announcement can be found in the Mitteilungsblatt of TU Graz from February 2, 2022.

PhD - Entanglement Hamiltonians in quantum many-body physics

We offer a PhD position opening in the field of quantum many-body physics, within the FWF-funded project “Entanglement Hamiltonians in quantum many-body physics” (P35434), led by the PI Viktor Eisler. The goal of the project is to get a better understanding and characterization of the entanglement structure in various states of quantum many-body systems in and out of equilibrium.

The prospective candidate should hold an MSc degree in physics, ideally with a strong background in statistical physics and quantum many-body physics. Prior experience with numerical tensor network methods (matrix product states, DMRG) is highly favorable, but not prerequisite to the position. The PhD student is expected to develop both numerical and theoretical tools for the study of entanglement properties in low-dimensional quantum many-body systems.

The salary level is fixed by the funding agency (FWF), for further details see https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/. There are additional funds available to cover expenses for conference travel. The position is offered for a fixed term of three years, and the employment should start in the first half of 2022.

Interested candidates should send their application to viktor.eisler@tugraz.at, including CV, a short statement of research interests, as well as the contact details of a senior researcher for academic reference. The first round of applications should be received by 15 th February 2022, but the position remains open until a suitable candidate is found.

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