PhD position in Computer and Mathematics
Eindhoven University of Technology School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Job Title: PhD position in Computer and Mathematics

Faculty:  Computer and Mathematics

Closing date:16/06/2019

Vacancy number: V32.3886





A four-year PhD position on multiscale modeling of charge transport processes in iontronic materials for neuromorphic devices is available in the Baumeier Research Group at the section CASA at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of TU Eindhoven
A PhD position (fully funded for four years) is available within the Center for Analysis, Scientific Computing, and Applications (CASA) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of TU Eindhoven. The group led by Björn Baumeier focuses on multiscale materials modeling to study electronic excitations in complex nanostructured molecular systems.

The PhD project is part of the "NEURIONTRONIC" project, a joint research activity of TU/e's Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. The ICMS brings together mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry and engineering to stimulate education and research in how matter – both natural and artificial – self-organizes into functional molecular systems. The scope of the project will be to study polymer-based neuromorphic devices for applications in smart robotics. Combined with their relative stability and low voltage operation low power organic neuromorphic devices can be used for smart robotics, in which a variety of sensors is used to train a small array of these devices.

To optimize the materials in the neuromorphic core, the project focuses on resolving the underlying mechanism of charge transport processes in these iontronic materials using multiscale simulations linking first-principles and classical methods.



We are looking for a candidate with

a solid background in physics, chemistry, or mathematics, with an interest in quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics;
high motivation for method development;
programming experience;
an interest in cross-topic collaboration between different disciplines;
candidates from non-Dutch or non-English speaking countries should be prepared to prove their English language skills;
good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing.

We offer:

a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious University;
full-time employment as a PhD-candidate for a period of 4 years;
a gross salary of € 2325 per month in the first year increasing up to € 2972 in the fourth year;
annually 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year allowance;
support with your personal development and career planning including courses, summer schools, conference visits etc.;
a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, child care, moving expenses, savings schemes, coverage of costs of publishing the dissertation and excellent sports facilities).
As part of an equal opportunity scheme, women are encouraged to apply. Attaining a PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology provides you with excellent career opportunities.

More information can be obtained from:

Requests for more details and other questions about the academic content of the project should be directed to: Dr. Björn Baumeier, e-mail: b.baumeier[a]
For further information please contact:, drs. Marjolein von Reth, HR advisor, e-mail: pzwin[a]
If you are interested, we invite you to apply as soon as possible by using the 'apply for this job' button.

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