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Interested to be a PhD student in our group?

We have open PhD student/research scientist positions in the project of development of machine learning algorithms to molecular modeling. The developed algorithms will be applied, together with our Russian and international collaborators, to computational materials discovery, investigation and development of alloys, organic and inorganic semiconductors, etc. See details of our projects here.


Successful candidates will have:

  • A Master (or Specialist or an equivalent) degree in a relevant area
  • Strong background in either machine learning or computational mathematics
  • Knowledge of physics, chemistry, or materials research is a plus.
  • Experience with C/C++, Matlab, Python, LaTeX, parallel programming.

English is a working language at Skoltech. The candidates should have at least an upper-intermediate level of English language.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their application that includes a

  1. Motivation Letter (Statement of purpose)
  2. Curriculum vitae, with a publication list (if any)
  3. Optional: research statement (as a link to a document published online or by simply emailing it to me)
  4. Optional: reprints of 1-2 selected publications or an MSc thesis (as a link to a published document or by simply emailing it to me)
  5. 3 letters of recommendation (submitted online or emailed me)

to selecting “PhD” as the degree level and identifying “Alexander Shapeev” as the prospective supervisor, and selecting “CDISE” from the list of centers. Additionally, please email me independently.

All documents should be submitted in English (the exceptions are diplomas in Russian and publications in Russian). The applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Skoltech is committed to diversity and opportunity, and application materials will be considered without regard to the gender, race, or nationality of the applicant.