Aarhus University (AU)

Postdoc in theoretical condensed matter physics and theoretical chemistry

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

Postdoc in theoretical condensed matter physics and theoretical chemistry

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 1-year postdoc position in theoretical condensed matter physics, machine learning and quantum chemistry.
The position is available from May 15, 2020. The starting date is subject to mutual agreement.

Job description
We have an opening for a postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics, machine learning and quantum chemistry at Aarhus University aiming at simulation of the electronic structure of molecules and materials.

The project area is the theoretical development of new methodologies for simulating strongly-correlated matter, with focus on combining many-body theoretical frameworks with machine learning and dimensionality-reduction techniques.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in physics or chemistry.

Additional qualifications for this project:

  • Experience with development of many-body quantum theory and computational methods.
  • Experience in either condensed matter physics OR quantum chemistry
  • Knowledge of Hartree-Fock and Density Functional Theory or wave function theories for electron correlations.
  • Basic knowledge of machine-learning (e.g., kernel methods).
  • Expert programming skills (e.g., Python, C++) and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of dynamic mean field theory or related theories is an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Good collaborative skills as well as high level of independence.
About usWe are a small and focused team consisting of 2 other post docs and 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 respectively the physics and chemistry departments at Aarhus University.

Place of work and area of Employment
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information
Applicants are encouraged to contact Nicola and Ove before submitting their application.

Nicola Lanata
E-mail: lanata@phys.au.dk
Phone: +4550395286

Ove Christiansen
E-mail: ove@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4551526145

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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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.

Deadline 15 April 2020

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/

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