Deadline for applications:

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020


A post-doctoral position in the field of electronic-structure software development is available at IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy. The position, funded by the MaX - Materials at the exascale EU Horizon2020 Centre of Excellence, is for one year, renewable for another year. Requirements include a PhD in a scientific discipline and research experience in computer simulations and/or in scientific software programming. Experience with density-functional theory (DFT) calculations, especially with the plane wave-pseudopotential method, is a plus.

The successful candidate will work on the Quantum ESPRESSO software distribution in one or more of the following topics, depending upon his/her skill set:
- development of new methods and algorithms for advanced DFT functionals;
- refactoring and modularisation of the code basis, notably for first-principle molecular dynamics, linear response, computational spectroscopy;
- porting of Quantum ESPRESSO  new heterogeneous accelerated architectures (e.g.,  GPUs);
- improvement of Quantum ESPRESSO user experience, users??? and developers??? documentation, testing.
The work requires coordination and interactions with the Quantum ESPRESSO users'
and developers' community and with the MaX EU Centre of Excellence.

The official announcement and forms are available at the following link: (English version at page 10 and 17-21).

Other info at

Interested people, including those not satisfying all requirements, may contact Paolo Giannozzi for more information.