Postdoc in computational photochemistry

DTU Energy

We invite applications for a 2-year postdoc position in computational photochemistry. The project will focus on computational design of organic solar fuel photocatalysts with inverted singlet-triplet gaps.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful applicant will apply excited-state computational methods to study the new class of molecules with inverted singlet-triplet gaps as efficient catalysts for solar fuel production (e.g., water splitting or CO2 reduction).

A qualified applicant will have expertise in one or more of the following topics:

  • Excited-state wave-function-based methods
  • Nonadiabatic molecular dynamics
  • Computational photochemistry

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years. The starting date is expected in Q1 2023.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Piotr de Silva (pdes@dtu.dk).

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 November 2022.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • 1–2-page research statement
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications
  • List of references (at least two)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found at
www.energy.dtu.dk

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