Monday, November 11, 2013

PhD Position in Computational Chemistry at the University of Southern Denmark

A fully financed three-year PhD position in theoretical/computational chemistry is available for a highly motivated applicant at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark starting from 1 February 2014. The position is financed through the Sapere Aude programme under the Danish Council for Independent Research.

The research project will consists of - in roughly equal parts – theory/algorithm development and computational modelling within quantum molecular biophysics/biochemistry. The main focus will be on studying multichromophoric electronic processes in complex and biological environments, and the developed methods will rely extensively on quantum mechanical formulations. Of special interest will be models that effectively combine quantum mechanics and molecular mechanics aiming for a realistic description of very large bio-molecules including all physical relevant interactions.

The candidate should hold a Master's degree or equivalent in theoretical (bio)physics, modelling, chemistry or computational science. The candidate should document knowledge in one of the following programming languages: C/C++, Python or Fortran. Furthermore, documented experience in computational quantum chemistry/physics is a prerequisite.

For further information please contact Jacob Kongsted,

Application, salary etc.Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 16 November 2011 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
- A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
- A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box "Application form")
- Detailed CV, including personal contact information
- Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes
- At least two signed reference letters.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. Please read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.


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