FORSCHUNGSBEREICHChemistry › Computational chemistryPhysics › Chemical physicsPhysics › Quantum mechanics
KARRIERESTUFERecognised Researcher (R2)
BEWERBUNGSFRIST15/11/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
STANDORTGermany › Munich
STUNDEN PRO WOCHE40
EU-FORSCHUNGSRAHMENPROGRAMMH2020 / ERC
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 (email@example.com). 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 BILDUNGSNIVEAUChemistry: PhD or equivalentPhysics: PhD or equivalent
ERFORDERLICHE SPRACHENENGLISH: Excellent
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.
EURAXESS Angebots-ID: 451020
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