When applying for a postdoc position, fellowship, or grant you will often be asked to submit a research proposal as part of your application.
The University of Luxembourg (UL) is seeking to recruit two Doctoral Candidates (PhD students) (m/f) within the chair for Theoretical Chemical Physics, led by Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko in the Physics and Materials Science (PhyMS) Research Unit (https://wwwen.uni.lu/research/fstc/physics_and_materials_science_research_unit/research_areas/theoretical_chemical_physics).
The successful candidates will join a strong and highly-motivated research team with an excellent funding track-record in competitive national, international and European grants, including the recently funded European Research Council Consolidator Grant “Beyond Static Molecules: Modeling Quantum Fluctuations in Complex Molecular Environments”.
The scientific topics of research range from machine learning approaches for describing molecular potential-energy surfaces, development of improved quantum methods for the description of non- covalent interactions, path-integral approaches to nuclear quantum effects (including the molecular Aharonov-Bohm effect), and synergies between these methods to interpret puzzling experimental observations and predict new phenomena in complex molecular systems.
2 PhD candidates in Theoretical Chemical Physics
The University of Luxembourg is a young, dynamic, and well-funded university, and offers highly competitive salaries. This multicultural, international research university is rapidly climbing in international rankings. Luxembourg is a small European country with a very high quality of living and is bordered by France, Belgium, and German
UL and PhyMS strive to increase the share of female PhD students. Therefore, we explicitly encourage women to apply.
Candidates should submit the following pdf documents in English:
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