|CCL 17.10.15 PhD positions in catalyst design/theoretical spectroscopy (Zurich, Switzerland)|
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Date: Mon Oct 16 09:05:38 2017
Subject: 17.10.15 PhD positions in catalyst design/theoretical spectroscopy (Zurich, Switzerland)
Two 4-year PhD student positions are available in the Department of Chemistry at University of Zurich (Switzerland). Our group focuses on forefront computational methods and applications at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science. The first project deals with novel, accurate approaches for in-depth investigation and smart in silico design of catalysts for artificial solar light-driven water splitting. The research topic of the second project focuses on development and application of novel approaches for spectroscopy, allowing unprecedented new insight into e.g. functional liquids and advanced materials. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups and is embedded in the university research priority program "Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion". Methods used will include various static and dynamic methods ranging from density functional theory and wavefunction-based approaches to ab initio molecular dynamics. The candidate must hold a Master's degree in chemistry, physics, or related, and have profound English skills. The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, and highly motivated. Strong programming skills and good knowledge about electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics and (transition metal-based) catalysis are an advantage. We offer an inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, diploma, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Sandra Luber (email: sandra.luber##chem.uzh.ch). Applications will be considered till the positions are filled.NOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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