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Doctoral candidates (PhD students) in Theoretical chemical physics
University of Luxembourg
The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international, multilingual and interdisciplinary character.
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Published: 10 months ago
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Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Doctoral candidates (PhD students) in Theoretical chemical physics

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”.

Your Role

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

  •  R-AGR-3391-10-C/R-AGR-3152-10-C
  •  Initial 14 months fixed-term contract, renewable for up to 48 months (depending on thesis progress evaluation), full-time (40h/week)
  •  Student and employee status (36 months studies programme)
Your Profile
  • Master's degree in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science
  • Strong background in at least one of the topics described above
  • Good English language skills
  • Willingness to work in an inter-cultural and international environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Curiosity and self-motivation
We offer
  • A dynamic and well-equipped research environment
  • Intensive training in scientific and transferable skills, participation in schools, conferences and workshops
  • Employment contract at UL, extensible to up to four years
  • Enrollment as a PhD student in the Doctoral School of Physics and Materials Science at UL
  • Personal work space at UL
Further Information

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

Further Information

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:

  •  Curriculum vitae (including publication list, if applicable)
  •  Contact data of three experts familiar with your work
  •  Motivation letter
  •  Copies of diplomas, transcripts with grades, with English translation
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