Fixed-term postdoctoral contract in Materials Physics at Rennes (M/F)

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Fixed-term postdoctoral contract in Materials Physics at Rennes (M/F)


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Offer DescriptionThe agent will develop numerical simulations in materials physics to rationalize the properties of metal halide perovskites and related semiconductorsMain Tasks :
– use of tools and concepts of solid state and semiconductor physics to investigate the physical properties of semiconductors belonging to the extended family of metal halide perovskites;
– use of ab-initio (DFT) and/or semi-empirical (tight-binding, effective masses) codes and adaptation of the codes to take account of the specific characteristics of the materials and heterostructures studied;
– development of atomistic methodologies to compute physical quantities of interest;Secondary tasks:
– preparation of reports, oral presentations and publications;
– participation in weekly meetings of the “Rennes perovskite group” and the CTI team, workshops, symposia and national and international conferences;
– business trips to support pre-existing collaborations with partner laboratories, mainly located abroad (Europe and USA) and/or to acquire new skills.The Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR – UMR6226) is a joint research unit of the CNRS, the University of Rennes 1, the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR) and the Institut National des Sciences Appliqués de Rennes (INSA Rennes). This institute is the result of bringing together all the academic forces in chemistry on the Rennes site. It brings together more than 280 permanent staff, with a total workforce of almost 500 people in 8 teams.
The Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry (CTI) team, which will host the agent, is made up of 13 researchers and teacher-researchers, and is recognized for its activities involving the use of quantum physics/chemistry approaches in a wide variety of fields.
The agent’s activity will be entirely dedicated to the work proposed by the supervisors. The employee will benefit from the expertise developed at the Rennes site by the physicists and chemists of the ISCR and FOTON institutes working for more than a decade on metal halide perovskites, for which they are internationally recognized. To carry out his/her work, the agent will have access to computational resources at local, major national and European centers.RequirementsResearch Field Physics Education Level PhD or equivalentLanguages FRENCH Level BasicResearch Field Physics Years of Research Experience NoneAdditional InformationEligibility criteria– Hold a PhD in Physics;
– Master solid state and semiconductor physics, particularly for optoelectronic applications;
– Knowledge of quantum theories, in particular density functional theory (DFT) and its extensions;
– Know how to use DFT codes for solids and supercomputers;
– Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, C, Fortran, parallel computing…);
– Fluency in written and spoken English;Knowledge in the following areas is appreciated:
– hybrid halogenated perovskites ;
– nuclear magnetic resonance and nuclear quadrupole resonance spectroscopies;
– Mueller matrices and associated optical properties;
– semi-empirical/empirical models.Additional commentsThe contract is potentially renewable. Applications sent by e-mail will be considered ineligible; please use to submit your application. For more information: . Website for additional job detailsWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute Institut des sciences chimiques de Rennes Country France City RENNES GeofieldWhere to apply WebsiteContact CityRENNES WebsiteSTATUS: EXPIRED

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Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine

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Fri, 31 May 2024 23:53:51 GMT

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