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The newly formed Complex Systems group at the Computational Physics Laboratory is looking for a talented and highly motivated Doctoral Researcher, to start in Autumn 2019.
The Computational Physics Laboratory is part of the Physics Unit within the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences of Tampere University. The Computational Physics Laboratory is a very thriving environment for computational physics research, with emphasis on topics such as statistical physics of materials, novel nanomaterials, electronic structures, quantum matter, and ultrafast phenomena in atoms and molecules. The computational tools and statistical methods developed in the Laboratory are also actively applied to interdisciplinary research in, e.g., material science, health technology, and econometrics.
The Complex Systems group, created in September 2018 and led by Prof. Lasse Laurson, works on several topics in computational statistical physics of complex systems, focusing especially on collective phenomena in materials driven out of equilibrium by external perturbations. Example topics include domain wall dynamics in ferromagnets, crack propagation in solids, and plastic deformation of crystals.
More information about the activities of the Complex Systems group can be found here: https://research.tuni.fi/cs/
The doctoral thesis work of the Doctoral Researcher is part of a research project entitled Complexity and optimization in crystal plasticity (COPLAST), funded by the Academy of Finland. The research project of the Doctoral Researcher is focused on trying to understand the fundamental nature of intermittent and bursty plastic deformation in micron-scale crystalline samples via numerical simulations. To this end, the successful candidate will perform large-scale discrete dislocation dynamics (DDD) simulations using the national supercomputing facilities, analyze the resulting data, and interpret the results within the framework of modern non-equilibrium statistical physics. Towards the end of the project, the Doctoral Researcher is also expected to participate in joint research efforts with a Postdoctoral Researcher to be hired at a later stage during the COPLAST project, aimed at using machine learning to predict and optimize the plastic deformation process of crystalline solids. The project will also include an international mobility period during which the Doctoral Researcher will visit our collaborators abroad.
The duties of the Doctoral Researcher will include teaching, amounting to approximately 5% of their annual working hours, unless there are justified reasons to the contrary.
The successful candidate must hold an applicable higher university degree. The candidate must have the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies in physics and complete a doctoral degree.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated in research activities. Specific requirements for the candidate include good knowledge of statistical physics and/or materials physics, as well as programming skills. Familiarity with LaTex and experience in using machine learning methods is considered as a benefit.
A good knowledge of the English language (both written and spoken) is required.
Please also note that the position of Doctoral Researcher requires you to be admitted to post-graduate studies at Tampere University.
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The position is filled for a fixed-term period of 4 years. The expected commencement is as soon as possible, preferably not much later than beginning of September 2019. A trial period of six (6) months applies to all our new employees.
The salary is based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the university salary system. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 2-4. Typically, the starting salary for a Doctoral Researcher is 2300-2500 EUR/month.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.
Computational physics is recognized as one of the leading-edge research areas of Tampere University. We offer a world-class research environment in internationally recognized research groups. We have strong collaborative networks and offer great opportunities for researchers to develop their careers in an international setting.
Please submit your application by the online application form.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 27 June 2019 (at 23.59 EEST / 20.59 UTC).
Applications and all accompanying documentation must be written in English.
Applications should include the following documents (in PDF format):
For more information on the position, please contact Associate Prof. Lasse Laurson (email@example.com).Meer informatie
|Titel||Doctoral Researcher (Computational and statistical physics of materials deformation)|
|Job location||Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere|
|Gepubliceerd||juni 12, 2019|
|Sluitingsdatum||juni 27, 2019|
|Vakgebieden||Statistiek,   Nanotechnologie,   Computationele fysica,   Materiaalfysica,   Quantumfysica,   Machinaal Leren  |