The Materials Theory Group at ETH Zürich has the following opening for a PhD student with an expected starting time-frame of Summer 2019.
PhD (100%) Hidden, entangled and resonating orders As part of our ERC Synergy Collaboration, HERO, we aim to identify materials with new kinds of coupled and explicitly quantum mechanical orderings.
The focus of the PhD will be the exploration of unconventional ferroelectric materials, in which the unusual mechanism for the ferroelectricity allows or even encourages other kinds of order (for example magnetic) to emerge.
Electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory will be used to design new materials with optimized properties, and to explain newly observed phenomena.
A Master degree in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a closely related field is required. Some experience with computational materials science research is desirable, as well as an interest in collaborating closely with experimental groups.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of interest, your CV, your transcript of courses and grades, and the names and email addresses of two references.
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.