PhD position in Theoretical quantum chemistry (1.0 FTE)

PhD position in Theoretical quantum chemistry (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
26 Jan 14 Jul Groningen
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Job description

We invite applications for one PhD position, with Dr Remco Havenith at the University of Groningen. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated candidate to work on a collaborative project between the RUG and the University of Twente (Prof. Claudia Filippi) on the combined development of advanced valence bond and quantum Monte Carlo methods for the study of excited-state processes in complex systems.

The project will focus on the development and implementation of non-orthogonal configuration interaction as well as quantum Monte Carlo methods for an accurate and chemically interpretable description of excited states. The resulting methods will be applied to potential upconversion materials.

Organisation
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

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University of Groningen

Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with

• A Master’s degree in chemistry or physics, with a specialization in theoretical chemistry/physics or related fields.
• A strong interest in method and software development.
• Preferably, some programming experience in Fortran or C/C++.
• English writing and presentation skills.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 48 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• A salary of € 2,770 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,539 gross per month in the fourth and final year, based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE).
• A holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance.
• A position for four years; you will get a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years; prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years is to be expected.
• A university PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the successful candidates will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.

The starting date is flexible, but must be before November 2024

Additional information

Dr Remco Havenith
r.w.a.havenith@rug.nl

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • V24.0043

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University of Groningen

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Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP, Groningen

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Application procedure

Applications must include the following documents:

• Your CV.
• A short motivation letter, in which you indicate in which position you are interested.
• The names of 2 or more references.

You may apply for this position until 14 July 11:59pm / before 15 July 2024 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/policy-and-strategy/diversity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Applications must include the following documents:

• Your CV.
• A short motivation letter, in which you indicate in which position you are interested.
• The names of 2 or more references.

You may apply for this position until 14 July 11:59pm / before 15 July 2024 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/policy-and-strategy/diversity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

We provide career services for partners of new faculty members moving to Groningen.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 14 Jul 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).