Postdoc position in Theoretical Chemistry/Computational Spectroscopy

DTU Chemistry
Monday 12 Mar 18

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DTU Chemistry is seeking a postdoc starting from May 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project seeks at establishing, developing and applying new, highly reliable, quantum chemical methods and computational protocols to model advanced (time-resolved) x-ray spectroscopies, photoionization and photoelectron effects, and sophisticated magneto-optical effects. The ambition is to bridge experimental measurements, experimental design and theory at a hitherto unprecedented level of detail and accuracy.

The project is supervised by Professor Sonia Coriani at DTU Chemistry, and it involves collaboration with Prof. H. Koch, NTNU Trondheim and SNS Pisa, Prof. P. Decleva, University of Trieste, Associate Prof. M. Odelius, Stockholm University, Assoc. Prof. F. Santoro, CNR Pisa, and Prof. N. Doslic, Ruder Boškovic Institute, Zagreb.

The position is funded by the DFF-FP2 project “Developing Theoretical Beamlines for Cutting-Edge Experiments” from Independent Fund Denmark and by DTU Chemistry.

Responsibilities and tasks
  • Theoretical development of Coupled Cluster, SOPPA and TD-DFT methods to simulate linear and non-linear processes in the highly energetic x-ray domain, e.g. TR-NEXAFS and RIXS, and of magnetically induced/chiral spectroscopies in the optical regime
  • Efficient implementation in computer codes
  • Application of the methods to selected case studies
  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in theoretical chemistry.
  • Strong experience with method development and code implementation, in particular within ab initio electronic structure methods and propagator theory, e.g. coupled cluster (response theory), second-order polarization propagator, etc.
  • Good programming and scripting skills.
  • A good record of scientific papers in renown peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Independence and good communication skills in English.
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position includes an internationally competitive salary and pension package, vacation allowance, and Danish state-paid health care, and the position is for 2 years.

Further information
For additional information please contact Prof. Sonia Coriani, DTU Chemistry,

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 1 April 2018.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD) (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications with applicant’s name highlighted

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.