Postdoc in quantum chemistry/condensed matter physics/machine learning

Postdoc position in quantum chemistry/condensed matter physics/machine learning.

There is an open two-year postdoc position at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University. The starting date is 01.12.2020 or as soon as possible.

We are seeking candidates with strong interest and expertise in quantum method development in relation to a project involving a combination of quantum chemistry, condensed matter physics and machine learning. The position will involve working in a small and focused team consisting of 2 other postdocs and the professors Nicola Lanata (Condensed Matter Physics, Aarhus University) and Ove Christiansen (Theoretical Chemistry, Aarhus University). This team is embedded in the bigger Lanata and Christiansen group at the physics and chemistry departments, respectively, at Aarhus University.

The ideal candidate has a PhD degree in theoretical Physics or Chemistry, or related disciplines. Important background includes expert programming skills and analytical abilities. Collaborative skills are necessary as well as a high level of independence. Other key-words of notice are embedding theories, dynamic mean field theory or related methods, machine learning/regression, QM/MM, metalloproteins, second quantization, C++/Python.

The project team will develop, test, and apply new methods to treat strong electron correlation in isolated molecules and condensed phase systems. We want to develop quantum embedding methods. The project is based on building new quantum methods from the ground up, including machine learning as a boost inside the computational machinery (see for example https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.15227). Over time our methods will be extended to quite large systems using various combinations of theories and computational methods with roots in both quantum chemistry and condensed matter physics.

The place of work is Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Applications must include CV, full publication list, references and a description of qualifications. Qualified applicants are encouraged to email Nicola Lanata (lanata@phys.au.dk) and Ove Christiansen (ove@chem.au.dk) including this information in case of questions.

Application Deadline: 21 September 2020.

Work and life in Aarhus
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. It is a priority that the successful candidate has a personality supporting positive team work. Working in Denmark offers opportunities for a good work-life balance. English is widely spoken, though Danish is the main language of campus. English is the working language.
Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city, and forms the center of the western parts of the country on the Jutland peninsula.

Recently, Aarhus has attracted international attention as a travel destination due to its unique combination of a thriving food-scene, high-quality museums, a surrounding beautiful nature, a very lively city due to the “young population”, many cultural events including music festivals etc. See e.g. the recent recommendation by CNN (https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/aarhus-denmark-things-to-do/index.html).

Aarhus is easily reached through local international airports in Jutland within 1 hour of Aarhus, or through either Copenhagen or Hamburg Airports, both situated about a 3-hour train journey from Aarhus.

Aarhus University is consistently ranked as a top-100 university in the World, and it houses both an engineering and a medical school, as well as the traditional natural sciences, social sciences, environmental and agricultural sciences and arts.

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University (www.chem.au.dk) is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research programs. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full and associate professors, a support staff of ~30 people, ~150 PhD students and postdocs and around 500 students.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference
If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

Application deadline:
21 September 2020

 


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