22 May 2019

Job opportunities within MaX @CNR ISM

The Division of Ultrafast Processes in Materials(FLASHit) at CNR-ISM is searching new collaborators within the international projects MaX, NFFA and BIOX. Deadline June 15, 2019. 

Positions: Three PostDoc positions: 2 for young and 1 for advanced researchers. All positions are for one year, renewable for up to three years.

Where:  ISM@Milan Physics University and ISM@CNR-Rome

Description of the Group:

The Division of Ultrafast Processes in Materials (FLASHit) at CNR-ISM is an interdisciplinary laboratory created in the Institute for Material Science (ISM) of the National Research Council (CNR). In the FLASHit lab, we use advanced equilibrium and non-equilibrium Many-Body theories to describe the ultra-fast phenomena occurring in complex materials.

The FLASHit research span different areas of modern theoretical and computational physics:

  • the constant development and maintenance of the Yambo project. Yambo is a code to perform several grounds and excited state  (equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium) calculations. For more information, we refer to the very recent paper about Yambo and to the Yambo web-page.

Yambo is an efficient and portable code that supports the latest supercomputing architectures and benefits of a long-standing collaboration with parallel computing centres.  The Yambo suite thus provides all the ingredients for an advanced and computationally powerful approach to theoretical and computational material science.

  • the device of new theories and algorithms using equilibrium and non-equilibrium Many-Body theories (Many-Body Perturbation Theory, Non-Equilibrium Green’s function Theory, Static and Time-dependent Density Functional Theory).
  • well established and new theories, coded in the Yambo code, allow us to simulate complex materials and interact with several experimental groups in the world (we currently have collaborations with leading experimental groups in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Greece).

Description of the activity:

The candidate will work along with the three research areas described above. In particular:

  • Optimization and coding of the Yambo code (MaX)
  • Out-of-Equilibrium atomic motion: theory, coding and applications (MaX – BIOX)
  • Modelization of pump and probe experiments in molecules, solids and nanostructures (NFFA – BIOX)
  • Time-Resolved Magnetism (NFFA)
  • Excitonic dynamics out-of-equilibrium (Other)
  • Strongly correlated materials out-of-equilibrium: a generalized embedding technique (Other)


How to apply:

All applications must be sent to andrea.marini@cnr.it or davide.sangalli@cnr.it including:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A full CV including contact details.
  3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts (if the candidate has less than 3 years experience from the PhD)

Deadline for applications: June 15th, 2019
Funding Projects: The positions are funded by three projects

  • Driving the Exascale transition (MaX)
  • Funding; EU, H2020
  • Period: 2018 – 2021
  • The activity will be carried on in collaboration with the CNR – NANO group and S3 university (Modena) and the team of the QE developers (Trieste). Moreover, the developments connected to the Yambo Aiida plugin will be done in collaboration with the Aiida team (Lausanne)

Where: ISM@CNR-Rome

  • Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis (NFFA)
  • Funding; EU, H2020
  • Period: 2016 – 2020
  • NFFA is a user infrastructure. The work will, therefore, consist of simulations performed in close interaction with users (mostly experimentalists). The work will be done mostly in Rome and, depending on the specific NFFA project, in collaboration with other NFFA partners.

Where: ISM@CNR-Rome.

  • Predicting and controlling the fate of bio-molecules driven by extreme-ultraviolet radiation (BIOX)
  • Funding: Miur, Prin 2017
  • Period: 2019 – 2022
  • Partners: Politecnico di Milano (Project leader), University of Naples, University of Roma Tor Vergata, ISM – CNR. There will be a close collaboration with the group in Tor Vergata (G. Stefanucci and E. Perfetto) and with the experimental lab in Milano.

Where: ISM@CNR-Rome or ISM@Milan Physics University.