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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry – UiT, Norway

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The Department of Chemistry has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant. The position is attached to the research group Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence, and to the research project “Relativistic Multiresolution Chemistry: Heavy-Element Compounds at the Complete Basis-set Limit”.

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Department of Chemistry
Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences
UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway
Tromsø

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Qualification Details

Appointment to this position requires a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in the subject area or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree.

The successful candidate is expected to hold a PhD in theoretical/computational chemistry or physics, computational materials science, or applied mathematics. Previous programming experience is a prerequisite (C++ and Python are the most relevant languages). Previous experience with method development in theoretical chemistry/physics or computational physics/materials science will be considered an advantage. The ability to carry on independent development work as well as the ability to work in a team of developers will be valued positively.

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

Fluency in English is required.

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate is expected to work on developing the relativistic quantum chemistry methods within the framework of Density Functional Theory and a novel approach based on Multiwavelets. In particular, the candidate is expected to contribute to the development and implementation of methods for 1-, 2-, and 4-components relativistic calculations with the goal of achieving a basis-set free representation for precise benchmarks and application.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work in one of the top software platform in the field (MRChem), thus gaining both skills and visibility which will be valuable for her/his future career both in academia and outside.

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees)
  • Contact information to 2-3 references
  • A list of your academic production
  • Description of your academic production, stating which works you consider most important
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English.

About the Employer: UiT - University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway

Note or Other details

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Luca Frediani:

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