De posible interes.
I have an opening for a PhD position in CNR Institute of Complex Systems
(ISC), Rome, Italy
Title of the project: Ultra-low-crosslinked and hollow microgels as
candidates for cluster-forming fluids and glasses
Supervisor: Emanuela Zaccarelli, [log in para visualizar]
The project will focus on molecular dynamics simulations of microgel
particles, at ultra-low-crosslinking or with hollow structure, at
different packing fractions to uncover their phase
behavior, dynamics and slowing down close to an arrested (glassy) state.
Interpenetration leading to cluster formation will be studied in detail to understand the
role of ultrasoft interactions. The research will be performed in the Physics Department
of Sapienza University of Rome, where the CNR ISC unit is operative.
The PhD Project is funded by the EU Doctoral Network QLUSTER
The candidate should have an MSc in Physics, Chemistry or related areas
at the time of recruitment, with preferred background in statistical
physics, soft matter and computer simulations. Some theoretical
background in liquid and glassy state theory as well as experience in
using simulation packages (GROMACS, LAMMPS…) would be preferred. Basic
knowledge of programming is essential. Fluency in English (written and
oral) is required.
Recruitment date will be 1st of November 2023.
The duration of the PhD contract will be 3 years. The gross salary
(before taxes) per year will be approximately 38000 (without family
allowance) or 43000 euros (with family allowance).
Please note that, according to the mobility rules established by the EU,
the candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity
(work, studies, etc) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 36 months
immediately before the recruitment date. Candidates not fulfilling this
rule are not eligible.
Interested candidates should contact Emanuela Zaccarelli
([log in para visualizar]).