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Postdoctoral Associate - Quantum Chemistry for M ... (No replies)

7 months ago
xwang862 7 months ago

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the group of Prof. Xiao Wang in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The research will focus on electronic structure problems of periodic solids using innovative wavefunction methods. Our group is interested in developing and applying ab initio quantum chemistry techniques to study properties of condense-phase materials, motivated by intriguing applications in drug development, chemical catalysis, and renewable energy. Please go to our group website ( for more details.


1. PhD in Computational or Theoretical Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related discipline
2. Experience in electronic structure calculations (density functional theory or wavefunction-based methods) for materials
3. Experience in programming for high-performance computing

Application instructions

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The position is available immediately, initially for up to two years. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Prof. Xiao Wang ([email protected]). Please provide the following: (1) CV/resume; (2) cover letter describing your interest, relevant experience, and how this position would help move you toward your goals; (3) names and contact information for at least two references familiar with your work.

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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials