If you are a researcher at the postdoc level and are interested in theory/simulation of nano/meso-scale friction, Horizon2020 provides great opportunities to work in Nick's group. Consider in particular applying to Intra-European Fellowships - IEF programme, or to the very attractive Individual Fellowships (IF - deadline Sept. 12, 2018) programme. Contact Nick at least 2 months in advance of the next deadline: Nick will help you writing a good application, to maximize your chances of success.
Nick is also active in other research lines, in particular he collaborates with Giovanni Onida and Guido Fratesi on ground- and excited-state properties of clusters, surfaces, and bulk materials. If your scientific interests point in these directions, contact Nick for assistance in writing a proposal on some hot topic of common interest!
Local rules allow us to apply a very favorable tax rate, leading to a net salary near 5000 €/month, plus significant research&travel money, if one of the above EU grants is secured.