The University of Manchester is one of the UK’s leading research Universities, and hosts the UK’s largest academic capability in nuclear science and engineering. The University’s activities in this area are coordinated by the Dalton Nuclear Institute, although specific activities reside in research centres and groups within individual Departments, mainly within the Faculty of Science and Engineering..

About the position:

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work with Prof Nikolas Kaltsoyannis on the computational application of density functional theory to the materials chemistry of PuO2.

  1. The project you will be working on is an EPSRC- and industry-funded collaboration (https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/T013842/1) between The University of Manchester, Imperial College London, the National Nuclear Laboratory and the Diamond Light Source, with the aim of developing a predictive understanding of PuO2 evolution.
  2. It will involve close links between experimental and computational research.
  3. Professor Francis Livens is the overall project lead, as well as lead for the experimental component.
  4. The computational research will be led by Nikolas Kaltsoyannis at Manchester and by Professor Robin Grimes at Imperial College London.

Eligibility Criteria:

The successful applicant will:  Have, or be about to obtain, a PhD or equivalent in either computational chemistry,

  • Computational physics or computational materials science Have extensive experience of computational quantum techniques based on density
  • functional theory to study bulk and/or surface properties using one or both of the following codes or equivalents: (i) VASP (ii) Chemshell Have a strong track record of publishing in top quality journals, as appropriate to career
  • stage Have good knowledge of Linux operating systems and familiarity with HPC environments

How to apply:

Enquiries about the vacancy, short listing and interviews:

Quick Overview:
Organization University of Manchester
Type of position postdoctoral ( Job reference: SAE-015576)
Country United Kingdom
Subject areas Science and Engineering
Deadline  September o3, 2020

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