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Research
The main focus of the project is to use machine-learning (ML) methods to predict the properties of new energy storage materials. You will work as part of an international team of researchers working on nanoscale computational modeling of materials at the CCER (Center for Computational Energy Research, www.ccer.nl), DIFFER. The project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Süleyman Er (DIFFER and CCER).

Job description
Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Learn state-of-the art ML models;
  • Train ML models on existing, DFT calculated data;
  • Refine ML models for higher precision in property prediction of materials;
  • Write-up scientific publications and doctoral thesis.

Location
DIFFER (Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research) is one of the NWO institutes and focuses on a multidisciplinary approach of the energy research combining physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science. The institute is based on two main strands, solar fuels for the conversion and storage of renewable energy and fusion-energy as clean and unlimited source of energy. DIFFER is developing and supporting a national network on fundamental energy research and is closely collaborating with academic institutions, research institutes and industry. As of 2015 the institute is located in a new building at the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Job requirements
 You are excited to work in an international environment. We will consider applicants with a Master's degree in Science or Engineering and good programming skills (Python, Shell scripting).experience with ML frameworks (Keras, Tensor Flow) and with ab initio DFT methods.

Conditions of employment
When fulfilling a PhD position at NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, you will get the status of junior scientist. 
You will have an employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits NWO-I offers. You will get a contract for four years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 2,834 euro gross per month. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent. 
You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four year term with NWO-I. 
A training programme is part of the agreement. You and your supervisor will make up a plan for the additional education and supervising that you specifically need. This plan also defines which teaching activities you will be responsible (up to a maximum of ten percent of your time). The conditions of employment of NWO-I are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at NWO-I can be found in the English part of this website under Personnel. The 'Job interview code' applies to this position.

Contact
The 'NWO job interview code' applies to this position. DIFFER strives to achieve a diverse workforce to develop talent and creativity by bringing together different perspectives. As such we encourages applications from women and minorities. Further information on the vacancy is available through Dr. Süleyman Er, +31 40 333 49 36.

Address
Application procedure: In case you are interested you can apply by submitting an application letter, a grade list and full resume. Please refer to vacancy 17.017.
The letter of application and other documents may be sent electronically as single PDF files, to: vacancies@differ.nl.

Closing time
15 January 2018.

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