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 https://times.uv.es/open-positions 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 umberto.degiovannini@unipa.it for further inquires.