Postdoc in Scientific Computing: Coupling 3D Experimental Movies with Materials Simulations

Updated: 13 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Apr 2024

During the last 10 years we have developed a hard X-ray microscope at the European Synchrotron Radiation Source (ESRF) that for the first time can visualize how atomic-scale defects, dislocations, self-organise into patterns during plastic deformation of metals. Our aim is to use this advantage to generate a new generation of materials models, that are based on first principles. Coupling the vast 3D experimental movies with the most advanced dislocation dynamics simulations requires novel numerical tools and data science approaches.

Join our center: “The physics of metal plasticity” to help fulfill this vision. Based at the Technical University in Denmark you will be working closely with a leading group in dislocation simulations, Prof. El-Azab at Purdue University, and your experimentally oriented colleagues. You will also be part of a Danish Center-of-Excellence on hard materials in 3D, SOLID, where you will interact with 15 other PhDs and post docs, all exploiting the latest 3D methods based on large scale x-ray and neutron facilities, within a broad range of fields. 

Responsibilities and qualifications

You will be responsible for developing and implementing algorithms for interfacing the high dimensional experimental data with the mechanical tensor fields around dislocations.

You are excited about numerical algorithms, scientific computing and coupling vast experimental data sets with simulations. We expect that you enjoy being part of a team, that you have sense of humor, is a good problem solver and that you can work efficiently and independently.

For this position we favor candidates with a degree in Data Science, Materials Science or Physics.  

You should: 

  • Be skilled in robust algorithm development.
  • Be confident with complex linear algebra and optimization.
  • Have a systematic approach and thrive in a cross-disciplinary group. 

Previous experience with modelling of dislocations or pattern formation is an advantage but not required.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).  

Application procedure 

To apply, please read the full job advertisement, by clicking the 'Apply' button above.

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