Postdoctoral position on machine learning force field development and cellulose simulation

This position is no longer available

There is an opening at Aalto University, Finland, at the postdoctoral level to work on developing machine learning force fields for CHO materials, and using these force fields to model cellulose pyrolysis. The position is at the group of Dr. Miguel Caro at Aalto, and may also involve participating in the development of the TurboGAP code.

The successful candidate should be familiar with some of the following areas (the more, the better): atomistic simulation based on DFT, molecular dynamics, force field development, atomistic simulation software development, and cellulose and/or nanocarbon simulation. The ability to script (in Python and/or bash) and familiarity with high-performance computing (HPC) environments are expected. Scientific coding skills (e.g., in C/C++/Fortran) and knowledge of high-throughput workflows are not necessary but will be positively taken into account when shotlisting candidates. Only candidates who obtained their PhD degree within the five years prior to commencement of employment can be considered.

Funding for this position is available from November 2021 until August 2023. Further extensions are contingent on funding availability and mutual satisfaction. The preferred starting date is November 1st 2021, although earlier and later dates can be discussed.

To apply for this position please fill in the application form below. Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr. Miguel Caro (; please feel free to contact us if you are unsure whether you are quilified for the position. There is no application deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. If you are interested in applying but need more time to prepare the application you can contact us to express your intention, so that we do not miss your application.

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Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.