I would appreciate if you could pass around to good potential candidates
the information about a PhD opening in Computational Mineral Physics to
study liquid-vapor interaction. Thank you in advance!
A PhD fellowship in Computational Mineral Physics is now open at the
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, within the ab initio group led
by Dr. Razvan Caracas.
The research will focus on the chemical interactions between atmospheres
The successful candidate will leverage ab initio and machine learning
molecular dynamics simulations to compute the solubility of volatiles in
molten silicate. These advanced simulations, which offer an accurate
depiction of the system's physics independent of specific experimental
input, are key to understanding the thermodynamic, thermochemical, and
vibrational properties of the melt and mixtures, as well as extracting
chemical speciation and transport properties.
The PhD student will also have the opportunity to participate in
experimental work at the University of Chicago's facilities within the
group of Prof. Andrew Campbell, providing a holistic experience
combining both theoretical and practical aspects of research.
The end goal of this project is to integrate the findings from atomistic
simulations and solubility experiments to develop improved models for
the interiors of exoplanets, providing fresh insights into the complex
dynamics of our universe.
The PhD fellow will join the ab initio group under the leadership of Dr.
Razvan Caracas, working alongside a dedicated team of computational
mineral physicists at the IPGP. As part of the fellowship, the
successful candidate will fully integrate into the vibrant academic life
of the IPGP, participating in regular PhD courses and activities. This
position offers a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of
computational mineral physics, contributing to our understanding of
planetary science and beyond. We encourage all qualified and interested
candidates to apply.
The ideal candidate for the PhD position in computational mineral
physics, focusing on ab initio simulations, should have a strong
academic background in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a
related field. Proficiency in programming languages, such as Python, is
required due to the computational nature of the research. Prior
experience with numerical methods and high-performance computing is
highly desirable. Familiarity with molecular dynamics simulations,
especially ab initio methods, would be advantageous. Additionally, the
candidate should have strong analytical skills, be capable of
independent and creative thinking, and have a solid understanding of
thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Excellent written and oral
communication skills in English are necessary for presenting research
findings and collaborating within an international team. Lastly, a
master's degree in a relevant field is typically required for entry into
a PhD program.
The position will start in October 2023.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Razvan Caracas (firstname.lastname@example.org). To
apply, please follow the link to the CNRS employment website:
Dr. Razvan Caracas
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
CNRS, Universite Paris Cite
Apologies for cross-posting.
We are seeking applications for a Research Associate/Fellow in Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry
Brief summary – more details at https://staff.curtin.edu.au/job-vacancies/?ja-job=781808
A unique and exciting 4-year appointment exists for a Research Associate/Fellow to join the Earth Dynamics Research Group at Curtin University for the igneous petrology and geochemistry component of the recently awarded ARC Future Fellowship “Linking the deep carbon cycle with critical mineral deposits”.
The research will investigate how the global carbon cycle controls the occurrence of carbonatites, which provide most of the world’s rare earth elements, using both classic petro-geochemical approach with Zn and Ca isotope to improve our understanding of carbonatites and carbon-rich mantle rocks. This project expects to generate new knowledge on how global geodynamic processes, including the supercontinent cycle, influenced carbon recycling and mantle enrichments. This project will have significant economic benefits for targeting economically critical mineral deposits required to transition to a decarbonized world and placing the carbon cycle in a paleogeographic context to understand the climate in deep time.
Your role will include, but are not limited to:
To learn more about Earth Dynamics Research Groups, please visit: http://geodynamics.curtin.edu.au/
Applications close: Friday, 13 October 2023, 9:30 am AWST