PHD FELLOW - COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

Research Position | Published on 25.01.2024 | CEITEC MU

PhD Fellow - COMPUTATIONAL quantum CHEMISTRY 

Central European Institute of Technology of Masaryk University (CEITEC MU) 

Brno, Czechia | www.ceitec.eu

We are the Czech Republic’s flagship basic research institute based at Masaryk University. Our modern in-house core facilities, which provide open access to the latest technologies and expertise, currently support more than 500 researchers from over 35 countries.

Our doctoral programs will enable you to participate in one of many exciting scientific projects addressing current global issues related to health, energy, materials, and the quality of human life. You will have the opportunity to discuss and develop ideas and train your ability to reason in a scientific manner and formulate new hypotheses. It is an excellent opportunity to further develop the skills acquired throughout your master studies. You will have access to a professional administration supporting you with grant preparation and administration, with technology transfer, science communication and other areas of modern research management. You will have the chance to participate in a wide range of scientific and career development events and become a valued member of our vibrant multinational scientific community.

About this position 

Position is open in Radek Marek’s research group to study relativistic effects in chemistry and NMR spectroscopy. The research project will investigate relativistic effects on chemical bonds, chemical shifts, and NMR properties of paramagnetic materials (e.g., CEJ 10.1002/chem.202200277; CRPS 10.1016/j.xcrp.2023.101461; CR 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00785; JACS 10.1021/jacs.6b02749). State-of-the-art computational and analytical tools are available in the group and supercomputer centres, and high-field NMR instruments of core facilities are accessible to all trained group members.

We are seeking a creative, independent and driven individual with documented experience related to this position. Candidates with previous research experience in computational quantum chemistry or theoretical spectroscopy are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

  • A master degree or equivalent in physical, computational, structural chemistry or chemical physics received in the period 1/1/2023-31/7/2024
  • Experience in quantum chemistry, applied density functional theory, or spectroscopy 
  • Interpersonal skills required to collaborate in the research group and to supervise junior members of the research group
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • The position will require admission to the PhD program at Masaryk University

We offer

We value our employees and support them from their first day at CEITEC. We are an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering a highly collaborative, collegial, family-friendly, international working environment with relocation assistance through our Welcome Office. The selected candidate will become a valued member of the CEITEC scientific community with access to in-house core facilities and professional administrative support. Have a look at what your potential peers say about working at CEITEC MU.

Brno is a lively city surrounded by beautiful countryside. It is a top destination for many educated expatriates working in science and technology. Brno is located in the heart of Europe and offers an excellent standard of living.

We are offering:

  •  An attractive salary condition
  •  Medical insurance
  • Contribution to a pension scheme
  • Flat-rate meal contributions
  • A multisport card and sports lessons directly at the campus
  • Reduced prices for mobile operator tariffs
  • Psychological counselling

 CEITEC MU is a proud holder of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award.

What else you need to know

Application deadline: March 15, 2024

Interviews: March - April 2024

Expected start date: 09/2024 or upon negotiation

Hours: full time

Duration: approximately 3 years

Eligibility criteria: MSc in period 01/01/2023 – 31/7/2024

Applications including a CV, a scanned copy of the MSc diploma or an official letter certifying (future) submission of a master thesis and the planned defence date, a motivation letter, a list of publications, and contacts for at least two references should be sent via e-application PHD FELLOW - COMPUTATIONAL QUANTUM CHEMISTRY | Masarykova univerzita (muni.cz).

In the case of any difficulties filling out the e-application, please get in touch with petra.obselova@ceitec.muni.cz.

Selection procedure committee members are the head of the research group, a group senior researcher, and a representative of the HR department.

For more information about the recruitment process, refer to CEITEC MU Recruitment Policy.  

For more information about our career system, refer to CEITEC MU Career System.

In justified cases, the job announcer can extend, interrupt or cancel the selection procedure. 

Start date: 09/2024 or upon negotiation
Opened Until: 15.3.2024

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