Date Posted
15 Oct 2024

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PhD Project
Insilico Matters Lab at INRS Montreal

Designing Efficient and Affordable Energy Materials by Manipulating Disorder

15 Oct 2024

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Position Description

The successful applicant will work on an exciting research program that has the potential to push sustainable energy technologies beyond their current limits. This program will specifically focus on designing efficient and affordable materials for sustainable catalysis and/or fuel cell applications by manipulating inevitable disorder present in materials. This critical research problem will be tackled with the aid of advanced modeling techniques (capable of analyzing materials from nano- to electronic- scales and under practical conditions), interdisciplinary approach, and experimental collaborations. The person appointed will work as part of a newly established interdisciplinary team focused on developing novel energy materials and will have access to world-class computational facilities and collaborations.

The National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS) is a graduate research institute composed of four research and teaching centers located in different cities (Montreal, Laval, Varennes and Quebec). INRS plays a key role in the advancement of scientific knowledge and the training of highly qualified workers in strategic sectors of research, both in Quebec and in the rest of the world. Every year, INRS welcomes close to 700 students (40% master’s and 60% doctorates). About 50% of its students are women. Every year, it welcomes about 100 postdoctoral fellows. As of 2016, INRS awarded more than 2,813 degrees. INRS is open to the world: with 58% of its students are foreign nationals from forty countries including France, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Germany, India, China, Vietnam, and Mexico

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Applicant should have a degree (M.Sc.) in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or equivalent Must be fluent in English (orally as well as in written).
Fluency in French would be appreciated.
He/She should be able to work independently as well as with a team.
His/Her ability to demonstrate critical and independent thinking will be invaluable assets. Should have strong scientific writing skills and research acumen.

How to Apply

1. resume highlighting academic and research related achievements 2. Transcripts 3. Research proposal (please consult 4. References