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Date: Thu Aug 23 02:41:34 2018
Subject: 18.08.23 PhD student or post-doc in computational atmospheric chemistry, Helsinki, Finland
The Computational Atmospheric Chemistry group at the University of Helsinki, Finland 
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for computational studies on reactions of complex atmospherically relevant radicals. The group is
led by Academy Research Fellow Theo Kurten, and applies a large variety of computational methods
to investigate the reactions, properties and detection of condensable vapors in the atmosphere. The 
group is part of the molecular research unit of the Department of Chemistry, and is also affiliated 
with the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR). We are located at the Kumpula 
Campus of the University of Helsinki, one of the major clusters of high-level atmospheric science in 
Europe. We also have excellent connections to both computational and experimental research groups 
at other top universities in both Europe, and the U.S.

The successful doctoral candidate will have a MSc in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or 
related disciplines. The successful postdoctoral researcher will have a PhD in one of aforementioned 
fields. Experience of modeling chemical reactions is highly appreciated for a doctoral candidate, 
and required for a postdoctoral researcher. We are especially interested in applicants with experience
 of multireference quantum chemical methods, as well as reaction dynamic/kinetic modeling tools.

The salary will be in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research 
personnel. Typical starting salaries range from 2200 to 2700 euros per month for PhD students
 and from 3100 to 3800 euros per month for postdoctoral researchers, depending on the applicants 
experience and merits. The length of the contract will be from two to four years for doctoral 
candidates, depending on starting circumstances. For a postdoctoral researcher, the length 
of the contract will be two years, with a possible extension to a third year. The starting date is
 negotiable, though late 2018 or early 2019 is preferred. The position will be filled with a 
standard 4-month trial period.

For further inquiries regarding the position, please contact Academy Research Fellow Theo Kurten 


Applications should include as pdf files:(1) a CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications 
(if any) and contact details for two references; (2) a brief description (max 1 page) of previous 
research experience (if any) and; (3) a brief potential research plan (max 1 page), preferably 
related to atmospherically relevant radical reaction mechanisms, which the candidate might
 pursue in the research group.

Please submit your application solely using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System 
via the "Apply for the position" link (from the webpage below). Do not send any applications or 
other files by email. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested 
to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is September 15th, 
To apply, open the website

click on the "Apply for the position" link, and follow the instructions given.
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