Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Mar 17, 2020
End of advertisement period
Apr 16, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Location        AE

Organization Name        Postdoctoral Fellow

About University

The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) combines the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) and the Petroleum Institute (PI) into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

Brief Description

To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University.

Since the Postdoctoral, experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.

Detailed Description

Operational Responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to work on ab-initio electronic and thermoelectric transport calculation on two-dimensional materials and their heterostructure. The postdoctoral fellow will be closely involved with experimental groups. The candidate must have the ability to manage their workload and research data and to publish scientific results promptly.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The candidate should take some responsibility for Master/Ph.D. students’ supervision and project management.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in Physics/Material Science/Nanoscience/chemistry/ or related discipline with a solid background in calculating the electronic and thermal transport properties of low dimensional materials. Extensive expertise with and thorough knowledge of first-principles density-functional methods (VASP or Quantum Espresso), Phonon calculations, and Boltzmann transport formalism is essential. The candidate should have high proficiency with LINUX and Python with an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and able to work independently and willing to collaborate with members of the team.

Required Experience

Candidates should have publications in reputed journals. The expertise of electronic and thermal transport calculations and the phonon dynamics of low dimensional material will be a plus. Previous collaborations with experimentalists are highly beneficial. You should be inventive and have an independent research attitude.

How To Apply

  • CV+ Research Interest Statement

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