PhD on the theory of Ultrafast Dynamics of Excited Crystals at the University of Palermo, Italy

The University of Palermo, Italy is currently seeking candidates for a fully-funded 3-year PhD position in the field of Ultrafast Dynamics of Excited States in Solids with a project aimed at pushing the current limits of Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TDDFT) by extending its capabilities to fast decoherence processes in excited solids.

This position is funded by the EU through the TIMES (Time-resolved sImulations of ultrafast phenoMena in quantum matErialS) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network. It offers a competitive salary and numerous benefits, including an innovative training plan provided by the network nodes and fully funded secondments.

We are looking for candidates with a Master degree in Physics or a related field, with a strong background in theoretical condensed matter physics. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, possess a strong academic record, and have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Previous experience with DFT and ab-initio numerical packages for solids is a plus.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a CV (max 2 pages), academic transcripts, statement of purpose (max 1 page), and indicate two reference names. Please submit your applications trough the form at indicating UPA as first choice. The evaluation of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Feel free to reach out to Umberto De Giovannini at for further inquires.