One PhD opening is available for the IMPACT ERC project based in Lyon, France, starting 1 September 2018.
The position is to study the behavior of major rock-forming minerals during the Giant Impact. The aim of the doctoral work is to determine the physical properties and the chemical behavior of the corresponding mineral melts at conditions characteristic to the Giant Impact. For this, the successful candidate will use ab initio molecular-dynamics simulations. He/she will compute the equations of state of the liquid, gas and supercritical states, position the supercritical points and/or surfaces, determine the chemical speciation in the fluids, and predict isotope partitioning factors.
More information and to apply: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR5276-RAZCAR-005/Default.aspx?lang=EN