Post-Doc position at the University of Aveiro, Portugal

The Materials Modeling Group at the Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal) has an open position for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on density functional calculations of transition metals, transition metal clustering and passivation in silicon (solar cells).

The candidate will join the local group to calculate the properties of metallic aggregates in silicon, as well as simulate the passivation of their electrical levels by means of solid-state reactions with electronegative species like hydrogen and fluorine.
The work will be carried out in close collaboration with experimentalists at the University of Manchester, and the researcher is expected to calculate the electronic structure of selected systems by first-principles. This includes finding the structures by means of standard conjugate-gradient relaxations or molecular-dynamics, as well as to understand the electronic properties of metallic centers and inclusions that turn out to be detrimental to solar cell performance.
Further details may be found at the Online Announcement.
For further information, please contact: José Coutinho (

11 July 2013