Two positions for computational materials scientists/software scientists are available at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari. The positions are funded by the new H2020 MarketPlace project (https://www.the-marketplace-project.eu/, 2018-2022, 9.2 M€) aimed at developing a single entry point for all industrial and academic materials modelling activities in Europe. EPFL will lead the work package on “Data and Modelling Services”.
Outstanding candidates are sought with a background in the physical sciences (typically, physics, chemistry, and materials science) alongside with strong programming abilities and work ethics.
Natural synergies will be present with the AiiDA (http://aiida.net) and Materials Cloud (http://materialscloud.org) teams.
Candidates should be interested in working in a field at the intersection between academia and industry, striving to close the gap between the two domains, making state-of-the-art academic modelling tools more easily available for industry, and promoting the European Open Science Platform. For interested applicants, scientific research challenges can also be incorporated where they align with the objectives of the MarketPlace project.
For more information on the position, the expected background and requirements, and details on how to apply, please refer to the official advertisement: http://theossrv1.epfl.ch/uploads/Main/Openings/2018_07_MarketPlace_materials_scientist.pdf