Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Energy) invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position to work in the area of theory and modelling of organic optoelectronic materials based on thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF). The project is funded by the Villum Foundation through the Villum Experiment program. The aim is to develop a computational framework for accelerated discovery of new TADF emitters using a combination of physics-based theoretical models and data-driven machine learning techniques. The research project will be carried out in the Section for Atomic Scale Materials Modelling. We provide an international, inspiring and dynamic research environment.
Responsibilities and tasks
You will contribute to the development of novel computational approaches to accelerated discovery of molecular materials. You will be responsible for the implementation and parametrization of theoretical models of TADF based on model Hamiltonians as well as implementation and applications of algorithms for machine learning and optimization.
Candidates should have a PhD degree in theoretical chemistry, physics, materials science, or a related field.
The successful candidate will have working knowledge and skills in at least two of the following areas:
- Molecular or condensed-matter quantum mechanics
- Electronic structure calculations of photoactive molecules
- Machine learning and/or optimization algorithms
Please describe clearly in the cover letter your qualifications in these areas.
Scientific programming skills are a requirement.
Strong communication skills in English, both written and spoken, are a requirement.
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
The period of employment is 2 years. The expected starting date is in the first quarter of 2020 or soon thereafter.
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Further information may be obtained from Asst. Prof. Piotr de Silva (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.
You can read more about the Section for Atomic Scale Materials Modelling at www.asm.energy.dtu.dk
Please submit your online application no later than 15 November 2019 (local time).
Apply at www.career.dtu.dk
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
- Application (cover letter)
- PhD Diploma
- List of publications
- 2-3 references
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermo electrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk.
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