Open position at IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy

A post-doctoral position in the field of electronic-structure software development is available at IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy. The position, funded by the MaX - Materials at the exascale EU Horizon2020 Centre of Excellence, is for one year, renewable for another year. Requirements include a PhD in a scientific discipline and research experience in computer simulations and/or in scientific software programming. Experience with density-functional theory (DFT) calculations, especially with the plane wave-pseudopotential method, is a plus.

The successful candidate will work on the Quantum ESPRESSO software distribution in one or more of the following topics, depending upon his/her skill set: development of new methods and algorithms for advanced DFT functionals; refactoring and modularisation of the code basis, notably for first-principle molecular dynamics, linear response, computational spectroscopy; porting of Quantum ESPRESSO new heterogeneous accelerated architectures (e.g., GPUs); improvement of Quantum ESPRESSO user experience, users' and developers' documentation, testing. The work requires coordination and interactions with the Quantum ESPRESSO users' and developers' community and with the MaX EU Centre of Excellence. The official announcement and forms are available here (English version at page 10 and 17-21).

Interested people, including those not satisfying all requirements, may contact Paolo Giannozzi for more information.

Quantum Espresso Foundation

Quantum ESPRESSO Foundation

QEF is the home of the Quantum ESPRESSO project for materials modeling at the nanoscale. We pledge ourselves to an open vision of science and software engineering. We foster the design, development, maintenance, and distribution of high-quality open-source software for the quantum simulation of matter, and we are committed to the dissemination of the art and science of scientific computing, by promoting training courses worldwide.