Post-doctoral position – Electronic structure and transport calculations for 2D materials-based spintronics

First-principles calculations of electronic structure and transport properties of 2D materials-based magnetic nanostructures

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at SPINTEC Lab in the area of of theoretcial investigations of electronic structure and transport properties of magnetic nanostructures comprising magnetic metals, insulators, graphene and other 2D materials in the scope of 2D spintronics developments.
The appointment is inititally for one year with a possibility of renewal for another year in the framework of FET Project “Graphene Flagship” supported by the European Commission.
Research projects include ab initio and tight-binding studies of spin transfer and spin-orbit torques in vertical and lateral device geometries, interfacial perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and their electric field control etc. [1-6]



A successful candidate is expected to have a strong experience in electronic and transport calculations based on density-functional theory (DFT) and/or spin dependent transport modelling based on advanced quantum (preferably Green function based) tight-binding approaches. Ph. D. in physics and/or other related discipline is required. The preference will be given to the candidate with ability to conduct both independent and collaborative research.
Please submit your cover letter, CV including a list of publications, one page statement of your research experience (optional) and names and addresses of at least two references to Prof. Mairbek Chshiev.
The position is expected to start in April 2020 until filled.

[1] S. Roche et al, 2D Materials 2, 030202 (2015)
[2] H. X. Yang, A. D. Vu, A. Hallal, N. Rougemaille, J. Coraux, G. Chen, A. K. Schmid, and M. Chshiev, Nano Lett. 16, 145 (2016)
[3] A. Hallal, F. Ibrahim, H. X. Yang, S. Roche and M. Chshiev, 2D Materials 4, 025074 (2017)
[4] B. Dieny and M. Chshiev, Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 025008 (2017)
[5] H. X. Yang, G. Chen, A. A. C. Cotta, A. T. N’Diaye, S. A. Nikolaev, E. A. Soares, W. A. A. Macedo, K. Liu, A. K. Schmid, A. Fert & M. Chshiev, Nature Materials 17, 605 (2018)
[6] D. A. Solis, A. Hallal, X. Waintal, and M. Chshiev, Phys. Rev. B 100, 104402 (2019)

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