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Postdoctoral Position in Theory for Photoinduced Processes in Complex Molecular Systems – KTH, Sweden, Jun 2022


KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral position will be working at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology (TCB), Sweden – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details


  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Advanced knowledge of quantum chemistry/quantum mechanics and molecular physics, basic electrodynamics
  • C++, Python or Fortran programming languages
  • Experience in advanced theoretical modeling
  • Proven skills in terms of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as experience with theory and code developments for the simulation of dynamical processes and/or spectroscopic properties of molecules
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English as it is a language that mostly is used on the department.
  • Research expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Responsibilities/Job Description

Photoinduced electron, proton and energy transport in molecules and materials is the functional core of many biological and engineered processes such as light-harvesting, photosynthesis, charge-separation in photovoltaic devices and photomechanical switching. The fate of the photoinduced nonequilibrium state – and hence the emergence of photoinduced function – arises from an intricate interplay between electronic, nuclear and environmental degrees of freedom.

In this project, you will develop and apply nonadiabatic dynamics methods for investigating photoinduced molecular processes in condensed phases as well as new tools for their visualization and analysis. Problems of interest could be unraveling the complex interactions between chromophores and their protein scaffolds that lead to conversion of light energy into large scale atomic motion, governing the photoactive protein function. Or it could be understanding the effect of nonequilibrium solvent response on excited-state processes in solution. These problems are important both from a basic science perspective and for designing new materials and molecular devices.

You will be working at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology (TCB). TCB conducts applied theoretical research in several important areas including photoinduced dynamics, catalysis, spectroscopy, nanoparticle sciences, supramolecular chemistry, and biochemistry. This research is solidly anchored in real-world activities at the research forefront through our wide network of local, national, and international experimental research groups.

See links:http://www.nhlist-lab.com/https://www.kth.se/tcb

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: C-2022-1138

Application Procedure

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English if the original documents have not been issued in English.
  • Publication list.
  • Brief account of your past research, your future research interests and especially how they relate to this position (no more than two pages).
  • Contact information of at least two references.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the Employer:

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  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

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