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20 Mar 2017

Full-Time Research Fellow – Theory of Quantum Nanostructures

INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – Posted by admin Braga, Braga, Portugal


Job Description

Research Fellow – Theory of Quantum Nanostructures


INL is seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in Condensed Matter Theory and/or Computational Material Science, to carry out research within the project ” Nanotechnology based functional solutions” (P2020).

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The selected candidate will carry out theoretical/computational research in the field of optical properties of 2D Materials, the main tasks will be:

  • To develop a systematic computational method that combines ab‐initio calculations and configuration interaction methodologies to account for excitonic effects that permit to explore the optoelectronic properties of vertical heterostructures combining different two‐dimensional crystals;
  • To compute systematically vertical heterostructures combining different 2D crystals aiming to exhibit extraordinary performances in various figures of merits such as large absorption coefficient, large recombination time, fast photoresponse;
  • To study non‐linear optical response in these materials associated to the exciton‐exciton interactions.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Physics or Physics Engineering, or related area;
  • PhD in condensed matter theory, computational material science, or computational chemistry;
  • Experience with DFT methods in extended systems (solids) with focus on electronic properties, spin properties and optical response;
  • Experience in computing optical response;
  • Programming experience for numerical solution of Schrodinger equation;
  • A solid track record of publications in reputed journals in the field of condensed matter, nanomaterials, and related areas.

Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to carry out fundamental research in the proposed topic;
  • Capability to work both independently and as part of a team with the ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Availability to attend workshops and conferences, and to engage in collaborations with researchers in other laboratories.


  • English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Science, R&D. Job Types: Full-Time.

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