Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF)

PhD Students in Development of Quantum Chemical Approaches for Strongly Correlated Systems

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF)

Stuttgart, Germany

The Department “Electronic Structure Theory” of Prof. Ali Alavi at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, announces two openings:

Two PhD Students in Development of Quantum Chemical Approaches for Strongly Correlated Systems

Research Tasks:

Development and implementation of quantum chemical approaches for strongly electron-correlated systems with main focus on transcorrelated and tailored coupled cluster methods in a combination with stochastic FCI. The methodologies will address the basis set and static correlation issues of electron correlation methods aiming for highly accurate and systematically improvable methods for calculating ground and excited state energies and properties of molecular systems.

The projects will be rounded off by investigations of spin-state splittings and stabilization mechanisms of challenging organometallic compounds. The research will take place within a DFG-funded project headed by Dr. Daniel Kats.

The Department “Electronic Structure Theory” offers a stimulating scientific environment with over 20 PhD students and postdocs as well as extended computing resources.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Physics or Computational Science
  • Good programming skills are desirable

The Max Planck PhD student work contracts will be for three years initially.

 

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. The Max Planck Society endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

 

Please send your application with a CV to Dr. Daniel Kats at d.kats@fkf.mpg.de by May 1st, 2021.

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PhD Students in Development of Quantum Chemical Approaches for Strongly Correlated Systems