Develop and implement new quantum chemical methods to improve the modelling of electronically excited states; proof-of-concept method applications in collaboration with partner research groups; preparation of scientific publications.
MSc in a relevant field (theoretical chemistry or physics); familiarity with quantum chemistry; good programming skills; good communication skills in the English language.
This is a four-year PhD position. The appointment will be initially for 1 year. After satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years.
You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at http://www.workingatvu.nl like:
• remuneration of 8,3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
• solid pension scheme (ABP);
• a minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;
• generous contribution commuting allowance based on public transport;
• discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance);
• a wide range of sports facilities which staff may use at a modest charge.
The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and amounts € 2.222,- gross per month in the first year up to € 2.840,- in the fourth year (salary scale 85) based on a full-time employment.
This project concerns development of new computational techniques to describe key electronic processes in energy conversion. The first objective is to extend the currently used TD-DFT approach with explicit treatments of electron correlation (BSE-GW and CC2). The second objective is to include vibrational effects and evaluate exciton-polaron couplings and non-radiative decay rates. These enhanced electronic structure approaches will be integrated in the Amsterdam Modeling Suite for computational chemistry.
For additional information please contact:
Prof. dr Lucas Visscher
phone: +31 20 59 87 624