PhD position in Theoretical quantum chemistry (1.0 FTE)

PhD position in Theoretical quantum chemistry (1.0 FTE)

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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.

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.


University of Groningen


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


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


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