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Postdoc / PhD positions at University of Zurich (No replies)

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sluber 1 month ago

Postdoc / PhD positions are available in the Department of Chemistry at University of Zurich (Switzerland).

About the projects

Our group focuses on forefront computational methods at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science (see

The projects deal with development and application of novel, accurate approaches for spectroscopy and/or study of functional compounds (e.g. for sustainable hydrogen production). Various directions for the projects are possible, for example, spectroscopy with ab initio molecular dynamics, nonadiabatic dynamics, enhanced sampling, wavefunction-based methods for complex systems, (heterogeneous) catalysis. The projects may be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups. For further information, please contact Prof. Sandra Luber (email: [email protected]).

Candidate Requirements

For a postdoc position: The candidate must hold a strong PhD degree in chemistry, physics, or related, and have very good English skills. The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, highly motivated and able to work independently. Strong programming skills and experience in method development, in particular for electronic structure theory / ab initio molecular dynamics, are essential.

For a PhD position: The candidate must hold an excellent Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, or related, and have profound English skills. The successful candidate will be highly creative, ambitious, and motivated. Strong programming skills and very good knowledge about electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics and (transition metal-based) catalysis are an advantage.

We offer a 1-year contract (possibly with extension), a competitive salary as well as a vibrant, inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources, access to world-leading supercomputers, and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.


Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, publication list, diplomas, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Sandra Luber (email: [email protected]). Start date: by agreement (preferred as soon as possible).

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