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PhD position in ab initio spin transport and atomistic simulations for spintronic applications

One fully-funded four-year PhD position is available from April 2020 in the School of Physics and the CRANN Institute at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). The PhD student can also register and start in September. This PhD opportunity will be as part of a starting-investigator project called ATMOST (see the link on the left), which seeks to develop a multi-scale simulation method at the atomic level for modelling and optimising novel magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) for spintronic applications. In particular we will be investigating topical antiferromagnetic and low-moment ferrimagnetic materials as functional components in such MTJs which underpin emerging spintronic oscillators and detectors in the THz range. The modelling will bridge first principles spin transport theory and atomistic spin dynamics simulations. Close collaborations with leading theoretical and experimental groups in this field are expected. Read more in the full position advert linked below.

How to apply?

Applications must include a cover letter with your motivation to pursue such described PhD degree in Trinity College Dublin and a statement on your eligibility to the admission criteria described above, together with a CV, recent academic transcript (if not yet graduated) and the name & contact details of at least two referees (e-mail addresses). For informal enquiries and to apply email:

Dr. M. Stamenova (Trinity College Dublin): stamenom@tcd.ie

Information about the research project can be found at: 

The position will be open until filled. Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the employment policies, procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds such as gender, civil status, family status, age, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation or membership of the travelling community.