SISSA, Physics Area

Position ID:SISSA-Physics Area-SISSA_BRIDGE_POSTDOC_APC_CM [#27071]
Position Title: SISSA Bridge Post-Doc Position, in Astrophysics & Cosmology, Condensed Matter
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 34136, Italy [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics & Cosmology
Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/01/29, listed until 2024/07/29)
Position Description:    

Position title: Post-Doctoral position in the interdisciplinary field of Astrochemistry and Condensed Matter.

The Astrophysics & Cosmology Group and the Condensed Matter Group at SISSA (Trieste, Italy) invite applications for a multidisciplinary Post-Doctoral Position which will last for up to three years, starting within 2024. The aim of the project is to provide the best possible characterization of the physics of molecular Hydrogen formation on the surface of the amorphous carbonaceous grains constituting the dust component of the Interstellar medium. Modeling the dust grain as an amorphous structure and characterizing its binding sites and energies, will require methods and knowledges of Condensed matter physics and molecular dynamics simulations. The formation of molecules on dust grain surfaces in astrophysical environments is a deeply cross-disciplinary topic: SISSA will support the work pathway of the selected candidate through the collaboration with members of both Condensed Matter and Astrophysics & Cosmology groups. The resulting legacy information will be essential to all the Astrochemistry networks, and will have the opportunity to be tested against a plethora of astrophysics observations and data, as those of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Positions can start anytime in 2024, and have a duration of two years, subject to extension to three years. The ideal applicants at SISSA are expected to work on molecular dynamics simulations, being willing to extend their expertise to applications in Astrophysical environments.

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is a leading research and training institution (PhD School) located in Trieste, Italy. The campus is in a green area on the hills close to Trieste and is efficiently connected to the city by public transport. SISSA offers its community top-tier research facilities (e.g. High-Performance Computing facilities) and services (canteen and kindergarten services located on site). The Physics Area at SISSA has connections with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the National Council for Research (CNR). SISSA is also a founding member of several research Institutes such as IFPU, IGAP and TQT. More information on research in Physics at SISSA can be found at

Expressions of Interest should include a Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, Research Statement as well as three referees to send recommendation letters through this platform and should be submitted within March 31st, 2024. Reviews will continue until the end of the process.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
via Bonomea, 265
34136 Trieste