Postdoc Position for Modelling and Simulation

In the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant “INTELHYB” (Next generation of complex metallic materials with intelligent hybrid structures) of the principal investigator Prof. Jürgen Eckert, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) – Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science in Leoben, Austria is seeking outstanding and enthusiastic researchers with a strong record of creativity and achievements in the area of molecular dynamics simulations of metastable metallic materials.


  • Experience in atomistic simulations, working knowledge of the software LAMMPS is highly desirable.
  • PhD in material science/physics, mechanical engineering, metallurgy or chemical engineering
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Interdisciplinary team-work and significant involvement in international projects and conferences


  • Conducting MD simulations to investigate the structure-property relationships of different metallic glass-based hybrid structures such us metallic glasses composites, nanolaminates and porous metallic glasses.
  • Understanding and controlling the autocatalytic process of shear band formation and propagation. 
  • Writing in-house analysis codes in Python, Fortran or C++.
  • Running simulations on high-performance computing clusters is required.
  • The project is based on different work packages and a concrete cooperation between the team members is expected.

Candidates with a strong, well-documented background in material science/physics with a strong interest in MD simulation are invited to apply. Please send your application exclusively via email to: Please include a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of publications and two letters of recommendation. The postdoctoral position is open immediately and remains open until filled. If you have any questions regarding the research project, please contact Dr. Daniel Sopu via email: or by phone: +43(0) 3842-804-207.