Postdoc in Theory and Simulation of Molecular Spintronics

onsdag 10 jul 19

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Frist 1. september 2019
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DTU Physics invites applicants for a postdoc position in Theory and Simulation of Molecular Spintronics. 

This is a position within a european network of 6 partners, aiming at the development and use of modelling tools for molecular spintronics guided by well-controlled and calibrated experiments. In particular we aim at devices where the spin transport can be controlled by an external stimulus (e.g. light or electronic current/field).

Responsibilities and tasks
In this position we focus on the theoretical modelling of the out-of-equilibrium electronic transport  through spin-crossover (SCO) molecules which may be switched between two configurations (high/low spin) by external driving forces. We will in particular study the molecular junctions relevant for the experiments at finite voltage/current, and investigate the role of non-equilibrium for the spin state. This will also include the role of the inelastic electron-phonon interactions.

The project involve a strong collaboration with the Synopsys software company. The position may also involve other duties such as supervision of students involved in the project. 

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. We require a strong background in condensed matter and Density Functional Theory (DFT), preferably with experience in nano-scale magnetism and transport calculations based on non-equilibrium Greens functions (NEGF). We also prioritize candidates with a track record proving successful collaborations with experimentalists since this is central to the project.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

The work will be carried out in the NANOMADE section at DTU Physics, and in collaboration with CEA Saclay, Paris.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Mads Brandbyge, tel.: +45 4525 6328.

You can read more about DTU Physics at and the section for nanoscale materials and devices (NANOMADE) at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.