02/10/2019

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Chemistry


  • ORGANISATION/EINRICHTUNG
    LMU Munich
  • FORSCHUNGSBEREICH
    ChemistryComputational chemistry
    PhysicsChemical physics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
  • KARRIERESTUFE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • BEWERBUNGSFRIST
    15/11/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • STANDORT
    Germany › Munich
  • KONTAKTTYP
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • STUNDEN PRO WOCHE
    40
  • ANGEBOT BEGINN
    01/03/2020
  • EU-FORSCHUNGSRAHMENPROGRAMM
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    T-CUBE

ERC funded postdoctoral position: Our research group (AK Jagau), situated at the Department of Chemistry, LMU Munich, is looking for an excellent and highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to work on the project T-CUBE (Theoretical Chemistry of Unbound Electrons) funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council. We offer you to join a young and aspiring team in a stimulating work environment.

Project description: T-CUBE aims at the theoretical modeling of processes involving the electronic continuum. Often, this can be described in terms of electronic resonances, that is, states with complex-valued energy. A major problem of existing approaches for electronic resonances based on Gaussian-type orbitals (which are common in molecular electronic-structure theory) consists in unphysical dependencies on technical parameters. This is in contrast to approaches relying on B splines or finite-element discrete variable representations where no parameter dependencies are observed. On the other hand, these latter approaches are not ideal for describing polyatomic molecules.

To combine the advantages of Gaussian orbitals and grid-based approaches, we aim to treat electronic resonances in a hybrid basis where Gaussian orbitals enable a compact representation of molecular electronic structure, whereas B splines or a finite-element discrete variable representation describe the coupling to the continuum.

The successful candidate is expected to take the lead in developing and implementing this hybrid basis.

 

Salary: Pay grade E13 (100%) according to TV-L scale of German public service

Start date: 01/03/2020 or upon mutual agreement

Duration: Up to 3 years. The position is initially offered for one year, but with the intention of a 2-year extension.

Website: Further information about the project is available at: http://jagau.cup.uni-muenchen.de/research/erc-stg-project-t-cube/

Application deadline: 15/11/2019

How to apply: Applications and inquiries should be sent by email to Dr. Jagau (th.jagau@lmu.de). Your application should include in PDF format

  • a brief cover letter explaining your research interests and motivation to apply
  • your CV
  • your list of publications
  • your Ph.D. certificate
  • your B.Sc. and M.Sc. certificates (including transcripts of grades)
  • the names and contact details of 2-3 academic referees (preferably not all at the same institution)

The positions will be filled as soon as possible, preference will be given to applications received before the deadline (15/11/2019). Applications received after the deadline might be considered.

Anforderungen für das Jobangebot

  • ERFORDERLICHES BILDUNGSNIVEAU
    Chemistry: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • ERFORDERLICHE SPRACHEN
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Kenntnisse/Qualifikationen

We invite qualified candidates with a strong commitment to basic science to apply.

  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in theoretical chemistry or theoretical physics or an equivalent degree.
  • Good programming skills (preferably C++) are highly desirable.
  • Experience with B splines or finite-element discrete variable representation or similar approaches is highly desirable.
  • Experience with electronic-structure methods based on Gaussian orbitals is desirable but not necessarily required.
  • The project can be tailored to fit the expertise, scientific background, and interest of the successful applicant.

Arbeitsort
1 position(s) available at
LMU Munich, Department of Chemistry
Germany
Munich
81377
Butenandtstrasse 5-13

EURAXESS Angebots-ID: 451020

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