Two PhD positions in theoretical quantum chemistry/physics at University of Twente and University of Groningen
Are you passionate about quantum mechanical simulations and programming for complex photo-active systems? We offer two challenging PhD positions in a collaborative project between the Computational Chemical Group in Twente (Prof. Filippi) and the Quantum Chemistry Group (Dr. Havenith) in Groningen.
We invite applications for two PhD positions, one with Prof. Claudia Filippi at the University of Twente and one with Dr. Remco Havenith at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. We are looking for talented and highly motivated candidates to work on a collaborative project between the two groups on the combined development of advanced valence bond and quantum Monte Carlo methods for the study of excited-state processes in complex systems.
The project will focus on the development and implementation of non-orthogonal configuration interaction as well as quantum Monte Carlo methods for an accurate and chemically interpretable description of excited states. The resulting methods will be applied to potential upconversion materials.
The starting date is flexible, but preferably before July 2024.
Information and application
Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below before March, 1st 2024, and include:
- A cover letter (maximum 2 pages A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications, motivations to apply for this position;
- A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended and grades obtained, and, if applicable, a list of publications;
- The names of 2 or more references;
- An IELTS-test, Internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT), or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE). Applicants with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet. TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).
For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Prof. Dr. Claudia Filippi or Dr. Remco Havenith.
About the department
We are a computational group focusing on the theory and simulation of physical phenomena which span wide spatial and dynamical scales, from photoexcitations of electrons to the dynamics of structure formation of biomolecular systems. Our methodology ranges from electronic structure theory and quantum Monte Carlo approaches to coarse grain molecular and Brownian dynamics. Using similar methods, we also investigate the flow properties of soft matter. Our activities encompass both practical problems and the development of novel computational methods when needed.
The Computational Chemical Group is embedded in the Nano Electronic Materials (NEM) Department.
About the organisation
The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.