Postdoctoral Research Associate – Multireference Methods for Spectroscopy

Employer
Max Planck Institute of Coal Research
Location
Germany (DE)
Salary
TVöD E 13
Posted
May 27, 2021
Closes
Jun 16, 2021
Work Function
Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time

Postdoctoral Research Associate –
Multireference Methods for Spectroscopy

Limited: two years, extension possible
Starting date: earliest possible, full-time

We are searching for a highly motivated post-doc researcher (f/m/div) in full time (39 hours) with expertise in theoretical chemistry and interest in development of multireference methods for computational spectroscopy. The position will be based in the computational spectroscopy and method development group led by Dr. Helmich-Paris. Our junior research group is part of the Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy department at the Max-Planck- Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim an der Ruhr (GER).

Job description:

In this DFG funded project, the post-doc researcher (f/m/div) will focus on the development and implementation of new multireference wavefunction-based electronic structure methods to compute excitation energies of valence and core electronic transitions. The platform of our developments is the ORCA package which is currently one of the world’s most versatile and frequently used quantum chemistry packages.
Communication of research results in journal articles and by oral presentations is expected as well.

Qualification:

The ideal candidate should have

  • a Ph.D. degree obtained in Chemistry or Physics
  • profound knowledge of electronic structure theory
  • excellent programming skills and development experience in quantum chemistry codes
  • excellent English language and communication skills
  • basic knowledge of electronic spectroscopy
  • a proactive mindset and goal-oriented work ethic

Job offer:

  • full-time (39 hours) researcher position (TVöD E 13) limited to two years
  • exciting and challenging research project in one of the world’s most recognized research facilities
  • excellent and well-maintained infrastructure and administrative support

Applications:

Please send me your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with names and contact information in electronic form to the contact stated below.

Closing date: 15.06.2021

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Dr. Benjamin Helmich-Paris
Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
helmichparis@kofo.mpg.de