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Date: Mon Jan 7 11:08:12 2019
Subject: 19.01.07 PhD in Theoretical Chemistry, Machine Learning Potentials, Goettingen, Germany
A fully funded Ph.D. position for three years is available in the group of
Professor Joerg Behler, Theoretical Chemistry, Georg-August-Universitaet 
Goettingen, Germany (  
The University of Goettingen is one of the leading research universities 
in Germany offering an exciting interdisciplinary environment and 
excellent facilities including several high-performance computing clusters

The main topic of the project is the development of novel atomistic
potentials employing machine learning methods, in particular artificial 
neural networks, and the implementation of these methods in highly 
parallel computer codes. Machine learning potentials are a rapidly 
evolving field and allow to perform large-scale simulations including 
thousands of atoms on long time scales with the accuracy of electronic 
structure methods.

Interested candidates should hold a M.Sc. in chemistry, physics or a 
related field and should be highly motivated to develop state-of-the-art 
software for challenging applications in the field of atomistic 

The ideal candidate is familiar with Linux/Unix and has some background 
in electronic structure theory (DFT) and/or molecular dynamics. 
Programming experience (Fortran, Python, C and/or C++) is highly 
advantageous and should be described in the motivation letter in detail. 
Excellent communication skills in English are mandatory. German language 
skills are advantageous but not essential. 
Please send your application with the keyword CCL-1-2019 as one single 
pdf file including a CV, a motivation letter, copies of university 
transcripts (BSc and MSc, in German or English), English language 
certificates, a description of programming experience and contact 
addresses of two academic references (letters are not yet needed) 
by email to

Prof. Dr. Joerg Behler
Theoretische Chemie
Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie
Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen
Tammannstr. 6
37077 Goettingen, Germany
Email: joerg.behler],[

Only complete applications will be considered. The evaluation of 
candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position 
is filled. The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunity employer 
and we particularly welcome applications from women.

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