PhD Student (Computational Material Science)
Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute - Thunder Bay, ON

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A PhD Student position is available from Jan/May 2013 to work on computer-aided design of functional materials for medical applications.

First-principle calculations play a major role in development of parameter-free models that establish a relation between atomic structure and material properties in question using a minimum or no experimental input at all. Our current focus is on modelling of piezoelectric materials for therapeutic ultrasound and radiation detector materials. You will be introduced to the density functional theory, which is a state of the art technique in theoretical solid state physics, and high-performance computing. The successful applicant will enroll to PhD Chemistry and Materials Science program at Lakehead University.

Qualifications: Master degree in Physics or Engineering (university program) with a strong background in physics, mathematics, and programming. Knowledge of solid state physics and principles of quantum mechanics is considered as a strong asset.

At the moment only Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents will be considered.

Application: Please e-mail the cover letter, resume, short summary of your Master thesis and transcript to: Dr. Oleg Rubel (see for contact details)

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