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Subject: 16.11.02 Open Ph.D./Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Catalysis (EPFL, Corminboeuf Group)
The Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design (http://lcmd.epfl.ch), headed by 
Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, 
Lausanne) has immediate openings for one Ph.D. and one postdoctoral position in the 
field of computational catalysis. 

Location: Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design, Ecole Polytechnique 
Federale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)


Ph.D. Position: One Ph.D. position is available conducting research in computational 
homogeneous catalysis. The chosen applicant will work closely with existing LCMD 
members in the development and application of new tools designed to both better 
understand and develop new catalysts/reactions using advanced computational 
modeling. 

Prospective Ph.D. candidates should have completed their undergraduate studies and, 
ideally, have some background knowledge in theoretical/computational chemistry. The 
day-to-day operating language of the lab is English, as such; proficiency in both spoken 
and written English is required.


Postdoctoral Position: One postdoctoral position is available conducting research in 
computational heterogeneous/electrocatalysis. This position is part of the large national 
research center "Materials' Revolution: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel 
Materials" (MARVEL, see http://marvel-nccr.ch for further information). The goal of the 
position is to screen and model novel heterogeneous water splitting catalysts. The 
project involves close collaboration with experimentalists (e.g., Prof. Xile Hu, EPFL) and, 
additionally, will benefit from the computational expertise of the MARVEL consortium 
for large-scale material screening (e.g., Prof. Nicola Marzari, EPFL) and machine learning 
(e.g., Profs. Michele Ceriotti, EPFL and Prof. Anatole von Lilienfeld, University of Basel).

Candidates are sought with a passion and commitment to the field as well as a strong 
background in the modeling of metal-surface chemistry. A doctorate in computational 
chemistry, physics, or materials science is required. Experience with Quantum Espresso 
(http://quantum-espresso.org) and/or CP2K (https://www.cp2k.org) would be 
advantageous. The day-to-day operating language of the lab is English, as such; 
proficiency in both spoken and written English is required.


How to apply: For more detailed information on the anticipated projects, interested 
candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Clemence Corminboeuf by email at 
clemence.corminboeuf!^!epfl.ch. Please include a CV, a brief statement of research interests, 
and two reference letters. 

The Ph.D. position requires acceptance into the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 
doctoral program at the EPFL. An application for the doctoral program can be submitted 
at: http://phd.epfl.ch/edch Contact person: Ms. Anne-Lene Odegaard 
(annelene.odegaard!^!epfl.ch).

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