2 PhD positions are opened in the group of Prof Marie-Pierre Gaigeot, Paris, funded by 2 ANR grants, both employing First Principles Molecular Dynamics (FPMD) simulations:
– FPMD of alumina oxides/liquid water interfaces for applications in heterogeneous catalysis
– FPMD of ionic liquid water/air interfaces for applications in the environment

Backgrounds in chemistry, physics, chemical-physics or physical-chemistry, and a strong expertise in theoretical and computational chemistry (such as ab initio calculations and/or molecular dynamics simulations) will only be considered. Knowledge of at least one programming language (fortran, C, or scripting languages) would be welcome.

The PhD will be conducted in the LAMBE UMR8587 Laboratory at the University of Evry val d’Essonne, member of the new University Paris-Saclay.
Starting date: October 2015

Candidates should submit a CV, summary of marks from L3, M1 and M2 levels (or the equivalent for non european candidates), a letter of motivation and the names and contact emails of 2 referees to mgaigeot@univ-evry.fr. Applications should mention ANR DYNAWIN or ANR SLIMCAT in your email, depending on your interest. Once the pre-selection is done, you will be interviewed (possibly by skype) for the final decision. If you are not a M2 Master student for the 2014-2015 academic year, please do not apply.