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Phd Position In Chemsitry - Development Of Methods And Models For Large-Scale Simulations Of Inorganic Materials, Sweden

Publish Date: Jul 12, 2016

Deadline: Jul 14, 2016

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Project description

This PhD project, which will be conducted within the Computational Materials Chemistry research group (www.teoroo.kemi.se) within the Structural Chemistry program, concerns the development of methods and models (force-fields and approximate quantum-chemical methods) for large-scale simulations of chemically reactive inorganic materials in solution. The goal of the research is to develop an understanding of chemical processes occurring at liquid/solid-state interfaces.

The research group is active within the new European Materials Modelling Council and within CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) as well as within the Swedish strategic research programme eSSENCE, which focuses on e-science and modelling.


The successful applicant should have a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, engineering chemistry, Materials Chemistry, or equivalent. Knowledge regarding fundamental concepts in chemical bonding, quantum chemistry, and statistical mechanics is a prerequisite for this position, as is knowledge regarding inorganic materials, molecules and structures. Experience of atomic/molecular simulation methods, such as density functional theory, force-fields and molecular dynamics simulations will be considered a merit. Good computer knowledge, as well as acquaintance with programming languages (C or Fortran, and Python, or similar) is necessary. Strong collaboration spirit and good communication skills in oral and written English are required.

The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at the level of at most 20% (typically teaching).


An application should include a description of the candidate's research interest and past experiences, especially regarding the topics which were listed above as important for this position. The application should also include a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the Master's thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

Salary: Locaal guidelines for salary placement are used

Starting: Autumn 2016

Typ of employment: Temporary position, 4 years

Working hours: 100 %

For more information about the PhD position, please contact Associate senior lecturer Peter Broqvist, phone +46 (0)18-471 3714, peter.broqvist@kemi.uu.se or Professor Kersti Hermansson, phone +46 (0)18-471 3767

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 15th of August 2016, UFV-PA 2016/2272

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.


Placement: Department of Chemistry
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
Town: Uppsala
County: Uppsala län
Country: Sweden
Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/2272
Last application date: 2016-08-15

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