Postdoc in Electronic Structure Theory and Machine-Learning Assisted Computational Screening

Wednesday 22 May 19

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A postdoc position in electronic structure theory and machine-learning assisted computational screening is open at the “The VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals”.

The work will take place in the Computational Atomic-scale Materials Design section (CAMD) of the Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. CAMD has a strong tradition for materials design based on electronic structure calculations. The section provides an open working environment encouraging exchange of ideas. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups of the Villum center. 

The aim of the Villum Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals V-SUSTAIN isto provide the scientific foundation to phase out fossil fuels and thereby alleviate the negative impact the continuous use of these have on the earth’s climate and environment. The postdoc will focus at understanding the physical mechanisms of relevance for light-absorbing and catalytic materials and will perform computational screening studies using machine-learning techniques.

Candidates for the postdoc position should have a PhD degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science and extensive experience with electronic structure calculations. Previous knowledge of machine learning is a clear advantage. The successful candidate should be well motivated, hardworking and willing and able to work as part of a team. 

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms of the postdoc positionwill be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years. The position is available from summer 2019.

Further information
For further information about the research at CAMD please inspect   

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Professors Karsten W. Jacobsen, or Kristian S. Thygesen,

Please submit your online application no later than 20 June 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • A cover letter motivating the application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (an official translation into English)
  • A list of publications
  • Names and e-mail addresses or telephone numbers of 2-3 referees

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates, irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background, are encouraged to apply.

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