First-principles calculations of electronic structure and transport in magnetic nanostructures


Fields: applied physics, computational physics, condensed matter, material physics, solid state physics, theoretical physics, spintronics, graphene


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at SPINTEC Lab in the area of ab-initio simulations of spin-dependent electronic structure and transport properties in magnetic nanostructures including those which are of primary interest in a aview of graphene spintronics. The appointment is inititally for one year with a possibility of renewal for another year and supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Research projects include both tight-binding and ab-initio studies of spintronic phenomena (magnetoresistance, spin transfer torque, spin pumping, Spin-Hall Effect etc.) in graphene and insulator based nanostructures.


Located at the Scientific Polygone in the heart of the "Silicon Alps", SPINTEC is a Joint Research Lab (CEA-INAC/CNRS/UJF-Grenoble/G-INP) aiming to bridge fundamental research and advanced technology towards new paradigms/devices in the emerging field of spin electronics. Scientists, technology experts and product development engineers conduct their research in a beautiful multidisciplinary atmosphere to address challenges of spintronics.


A successful candidate is expected to have a strong experience in electronic and transport calculations based on density-functional theory (DFT) and/or spin dependent transport modelling based on advanced quantum (preferably Green function based) approaches. Ph. D. in physics and/or other related discipline is required. The preference will be given to the candidate with ability to conduct both independent and collaborative research.


Please submit your cover letter, CV including a list of publications, one page statement of your research experience (optional) and names and addresses of at least two references to Prof. Mairbek Chshiev, SPINTEC, 1005 building, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 GRENOBLE Cedex 9, FRANCE, or by email to or