BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

476 20483Fellowship ID: 476-POSDOCTORALFELLOWSHIP [#20483]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Atomistic Simulation of Steels in Hydrogen – Rich Environments
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain [map]
Subject Areas: Hydrogen embrittlement, atomistic modelling, kinetic Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Density Functional Theory, steels, Hydrogen diffusion, mesoscale models.
Application Deadline: 2022/09/30 2:00PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/30, listed until 2022/09/30)
Fellowship Description:    

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This work is framed within the Basque government funded Elkartek project M-KONTAK, in which several agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network (including BCAM) are involved. The purpose of M-KONTAK is the development of a multi-scale modelling methodology to fundamentally understand the behavior of steels in hydrogen-rich environments. In BCAM, we will be focusing on the atomistic modelling of Hydrogen-induced embrittlement (HE), which can significantly reduce the ductility and load-bearing capacity and cause cracking and catastrophic brittle failures at stresses below the yield stress.

The postdoctoral fellow will combine density functional theory with kinetic Monte Carlo and/or Molecular Dynamics to simulate hydrogen diffusion at steel grain boundaries, with the aim of extracting kinetic and thermodynamic parameters that can be employed by our partners in continuous phase field models to understand the influence of morphology, temperature, and composition on HE at a microscopic scale.

Requirements: • M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and related disciplines. Skills and track record: • Good interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team. • Ability to effectively communicate and present research ideas to researchers and stakeholders with different backgrounds. • Fluency in spoken and written English.

The preferred candidate will have: • Solid programming skills in Julia. Candidates without specific knowledge of Julia but excellent skills in structurally similar languages such as Python, MATLAB, C++ or Ruby may be considered. • Background in optimization methods. Specific knowledge in metaheuristic techniques such as simulated annealing of harmonic search is highly desirable. • Experience with molecular dynamics codes (GROMACS, LAMMPS, etc.) is desirable.

The gross annual salary of the Fellowship will be 28.000 - 34.000€ according to experience. It will then be on your own responsibility to make your yearly income declaration at the Bizkaia Treasury Agency.

Additionally, we offer a moving allowance up to 2.000€. Should the researcher have a family at the time of recruitment: 1. 2.000€ gross in a single payment will be offered (you must be married-official register or with children and the certificate to prove it must be sent). 2. 1.200€ gross per year/per child (up to 2 children) will be offered (the certificate to prove it must be sent).

Free access to the Public Health System in Spain is provided to all employees.

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Contact: Idoia Hernández
Postal Mail:
Alameda Mazarredo 14
48009 - Bilbao, Bizkaia. Spain
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