|CCL 17.12.02 Two postdoctoral and two PhD positions funded by ERC, development of reliable methods for molecular solids, Prague, Czech Republic|
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Subject: 17.12.02 Two postdoctoral and two PhD positions funded by ERC, development of reliable methods for molecular solids, Prague, Czech Republic
Two postdoc positions and two PhD positions are available at the Charles University, Prague in the group of Dr. Jiri Klimes. The positions are funded by the ERC within the project APES -- Accuracy and precision for molecular solids. The project aims at developing methods for reliable predictions of properties of molecular solids and related systems. In the project we will develop methods with increased accuracy and reduced computational cost. We will also develop ways for assuring the results are correct and reproducible. All the positions involve a mixture of theoretical developments and applications to systems relevant in the nature and industries. Postdocs It is currently extremely difficult to obtain highly accurate binding energies and related properties of molecular solids. The first postdoc will develop a scheme for this task. In this part, we will mostly use quantum chemistry codes such as Molpro and Turbomole. The other postdoc position will initially involve a mixture of analytic derivations and RPA calculations in VASP. The goal here is to develop techniques that will reduce the computational cost and will make the methods more user-friendly. The postdoc candidates should hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, or related discipline. Experience with coupled cluster calculations in quantum chemistry packages is essential for the first position. The initial gross salary will be 40.000 CZK/month (about 1200 EUR/month netto initially). PhDs When making predictions of properties of molecular solids using currently widely used methods, we often find a disagreement between the simulation and experiment. There is little understanding of what is wrong. The first PhD will develop ways to understand why many current methods, such as density functional theory functionals, fail and why they sometimes work. However, we also find sometimes that results published in the literature do not agree with each other. The second PhD will focus on developing ways how to make sure that our results are reliable. In both PhD projects, we will apply the schemes to challenging systems. The applicants for PhD should have, or expect to obtain, a degree in Physics, Chemistry, or closely related discipline and have a strong academic record. The PhD positions will start at October 2018 and offer a stipend/pay starting at 20.000 CZK/month (netto). Application To apply, send your CV, cover letter, list of publications and conference presentations, and contacts of two references to Dr. Jiri Klimes (klimes (at) karlov.mff.cuni.cz). Applicants for PhD also include your study transcripts. More information about the positions and ongoing work in the group is available at http://quantum.karlov.mff.cuni.cz/~jklimes/ .NOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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