Saturday, November 15, 2008

Swiss 2009 2010 PhD Atomic and Molecular Calculations-EPF Lausanne

PhD positions@CECAM headquarters EPF-Lausanne

PhD positions at the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire
Headquarters - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Starting February 2009, a few positions will become available at the
European Center for Atomic and Molecular Calculations (CECAM)
headquarters (EPF-Lausanne) for PhD students to perform research in a
domain of computational sciences.

Main topics will be computational
materials science for alternative energies and environment,
methodologies for structure-based drug design, multi-scale
simulations. Close collaboration within EPFL as well
as with other academic institutions and industrial research groups in
Europe is envisaged.

CECAM ( organizes several tutorials in computational
methods every year, which the students will be encouraged to follow.
Moreover they will benefit from the stimulating environment provided
by CECAM, thanks to the numerous international workshops on
computational science topics, taking place at the headquarters and
attended by worldwide experts.

A master or equivalent diploma in either physics or chemistry or
applied mathematics is required. Applications must be sent to the
thesis advisor, Professor Wanda Andreoni ( and
should include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a copy of
the master (or equivalent diploma) thesis as well as the names of two
referees. Note that hiring is subject to admission of the candidate to
a doctoral programme at EPFL (