PhD Fellowship “Molecular dynamics simulations of atmospheric nanoparticles”

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PhD Fellowship Molecular dynamics simulations of atmospheric nanoparticles”

The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas, (FORTH/ICE-HT) is seeking applicants for one PhD fellowship in the context of the research project “Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections (FORCes)” which is implemented under the EU-Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action.


Job Description

To conduct research in the framework of the aforementioned project "FORCeS". The main objective of FORCeS is to understand and reduce the long-standing uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol radiative forcing and to increase confidence in climate projections. The objective of this job is to improve the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of atmospheric nanoparticles by performing molecular dynamics simulations.


Location: FORTH/ICE-HT, Patras, Greece

Duration: 12 months with the potential of renewal

Salary: 845 Euros per month

Envisaged starting date: 1 October 2020


Requirements and Qualifications

The candidate is required to hold a Diploma in Engineering or a Bachelor’s in Science. Experience in Molecular Dynamics Simulations is also required. Moreover, the candidate must be fluent in both Greek and English, in order to meet working conditions. The evaluation of the candidacies will be based on the following criteria and qualifications:

The evaluation of the candidacies will be based on the following criteria and qualifications:



Evaluation criteria

Diploma/BS in Engineering or Science


Degree Grade

Proven research experience in molecular dynamics simulations


Duration of proven research experience in research groups and projects


Application Submission

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements should submit their applications, no later than 17/9/2020, 23:59, by email to Kleanthi Zacharopoulou: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr.

In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Scanned copies of academic titles
  • Statement of research interests

Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection.


Selection Procedure

Applications that are received on time will be evaluated by a scientific committee using the criteria mentioned above. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee.

The outcome of the selection will be announced on the website of FORTH/ICE-HT as well as on the website of “DIAVGEIA”.



For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact the FORTH/ICE-HT Research Secretariat, e-mail: kleanthi@iceht.forth.gr, tel.: +30 2610 965278.

For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the Institute, candidates are asked to contact Professor Spyros Pandis, tel: +30 2610 969510, e-mail: spyros@chemeng.upatras.gr.



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