Department of Chemistry

PhD student position in theoretical/computational chemistry
60 %

Our group focuses on forefront computational methods and applications at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science.

Your responsibilities

The project deals with novel accurate approaches for spectroscopy and/or in silico design in the framework of artificial solar light-driven water splitting for sustainable energy production. The project can possibly be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups, e.g. within the university research priority program Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion www.lightchec.uzh.ch.
Methods used and developed will include static and dynamic ab initio approaches.

Your profile

The candidate must hold a Master's degree in chemistry, physics, or related. 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 essential.

Very good English skills.

What we offer

We offer a 4-year PhD position in an inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources, access to world-leading supercomputers, and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.

Place of work

University of Zurich
Department of Chemistry
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed.

Further information