Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Chemistry
Position overviewPosition title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Chemistry.
Open date: May 3, 2023
Most recent review date: Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Jan 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Henrik R. Larsson’s theoretical chemistry group at University of California, Merced, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on developing new methods related to tensor network states (DMRG, MCTDH, TTNS) and applying them to molecular quantum dynamics.
More information on the Larsson group can be found at: https://larsson-research.de/
Some relevant publications are:
Larsson et al., Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 11119-11125 (doi:10.1039/D2SC03189B)
Larsson, J. Chem. Phys. 2019, 151, 204102 (doi:10.1063/1.5130390)
Larsson et al., J. Chem. Phys. 2021, 155, 144105 (doi:10.1063/5.0063056)
Larsson et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 15932-15937 (doi:10.1021/jacs.2c06357)
Larsson et al., J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2022, 18, 749-762 (doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.1c00957)
Some of these projects involve international collaborations. Available computational resources include two shared clusters at Merced, computing nodes dedicated to the group, and the San Diego Super Computing Center. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to present and engage at international conferences, writing journal articles, and assist with mentoring students.
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Applicant must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or a related field. Experience with method development, quantum simulations (broadly defined), programming (python, julia, C++, Fortran), and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
The ideal candidate has experience in developing computational methods using tensor network states and related methods and/or sparse grids.
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