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The newly established research group at the Laboratory of Physics, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Finland lead by Prof. Lasse Laurson invites applications for one PhD student position and one postdoctoral researcher position in the field of computational statistical physics of materials.
The successful applicants are expected to work on topics related but not limited to complexity in plastic deformation of crystalline solids (dislocation dynamics) and/or domain wall dynamics in disordered ferromagnets using advanced numerical simulation techniques, including also machine learning. The results will be analyzed and interpreted using the concepts and tools of modern non-equilibrium statistical physics. You will play an important role in solving some of the most fundamental problems in non-equilibrium physics in collaboration with our national and international partners. Our activities on domain wall dynamics are also affiliated with Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP), see www.hip.fi/dwd. For more examples of our research, see orcid.org/0000-0001-6627-3915.
Doctoral student position:
The starting date can be negotiated but is foreseen to be soon after September 1st, 2018. The applications are welcomed until 24 August 2018. The PhD student position is for fixed term of 4 years.
The successful candidate needs to have a Master's degree in in physics, materials science or a related discipline completed by 31 December 2018. We appreciate skills in data analysis and programming as well as knowledge of statistical physics.
Candidates must be eligible for studies leading to a scientific or artistic doctoral degree as set forth in the Finnish Universities Act (558/2009 37§). Candidates must have demonstrated, during their studies towards the higher university degree or otherwise, the competence and motivation to pursue doctoral studies in the field and complete a doctorate. All the selected candidates will be enrolled to the doctoral programme of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
The candidates are expected to conduct research in one of the areas of the project under the supervision of a permanent member of the laboratory and research group participating in the PhD project. The Doctoral Students will undertake full-time study towards a doctoral degree. Doctoral students are also expected to perform teaching duties in their own fields as part of their doctoral education.
The successful applicants are highly motivated and ambitious students. Proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work, good skills to deliver oral and written presentations of research results, and good cooperation abilities will be emphasized.
International applicants must attach an official English language test report as a proof of sufficient English language skills or to be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language in other ways. Please visit the Language Requirements page (http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/applying-to-tut/do...) for more information.
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Postdoctoral researcher position
The starting date can be negotiated but is foreseen to be soon after September 1st, 2018. The postdoctoral researcher’s position is for fixed term of two years.
The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree in physics, materials science or a related discipline, and possess the competence to pursue independent scientific work. We appreciate excellent skills in data analysis and programming as well as knowledge of statistical physics. Research experience on topics related to the general field of complexity in materials, while not strictly necessary, is highly beneficial for the position. Also experience of studying and working abroad and contacts to international research will be considered as an asset.
The successful applicant is a highly motivated and ambitious researcher. Proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work, good skills to deliver oral and written presentations of research results, and good cooperation abilities will be emphasized. In addition to carrying out independent research work, the postdoctoral researcher may be expected to participate in the supervision of students within the research group.
The salary will be based both on the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral student is placed on the job demand levels 1-4 and Postdoctoral researcher on the job demand levels 5-6. In addition, employees receive performance-based salary. The typical starting salary for doctoral students on the University's payroll is approximately 2,440 € per month and postdoctoral researcher 3 530€ per month. Trial period of six months applies for all new employees. The doctoral student position is for fixed term of four years and the postdoctoral research position is for fixed term of two years. The starting date can be negotiated but is foreseen to be soon after September 1st, 2018
The university offers a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts.
We are inviting you to be a part of a vibrant, active and truly international research community. Interdisciplinarity is highly encouraged, as it allows you to expand your research network and exposes you to new perspectives and ideas to solve complex research problems and pursue novel research findings. Through rigorous research within your field, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on science, the advancement of technology, and economic and societal change.
Tampere University of Technology, the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences are building a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education and a hub of expertise in technology, health and society. The new higher education community begins its operations on 1 January 2019. Read more: www.tampere3.fi/en/.
Tampere is one of the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Tampere region is one of the three most rapidly growing urban areas in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information society. For more information on Tampere, please visit here.
How to apply:
Applications must be submitted through TUT’s online application system. Application deadline is 24 August 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately so early applications will be appreciated.
Applications must include the following attachments written in English and preferably in PDF format:
1. Letter of motivation with a description of your research interests, max 1-2 pages
Full curriculum vitae listing all your relevant experiences and including your list of publications.
2. Degree certificates:
3. Certificate of language proficiency (if your native language is other than Finnish or English), or other demonstration of your language skills.
For additional information, please contact Prof. Lasse Laurson at email@example.com.
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