PhD student position in theoretical/computational chemistry 60 %
Our group focuses on forefront computational methods and applications at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science.
The project deals with novel accurate approaches for spectroscopy and/or in silico design in the framework of artificial solar light-driven water splitting for sustainable energy production. The project can possibly be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups, e.g. within the university research priority program Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion www.lightchec.uzh.ch. Methods used and developed will include static and dynamic ab initio approaches.
The candidate must hold a Master's degree in chemistry, physics, or related. The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, and highly motivated. Strong programming skills and good knowledge about electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics and (transition metal-based) catalysis are essential.
Very good English skills.
What we offer
We offer a 4-year PhD position in an inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources, access to world-leading supercomputers, and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.
Place of work
University of Zurich Department of Chemistry Winterthurerstrasse 190 8057 Zürich