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Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Position @ Max Planck Germany

Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Position @ Max Planck Germany

Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Position @ Max Planck Germany: The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The more than 15,000 publications each year in internationally renowned scientific journals are proof of the outstanding research work conducted at Max Planck Institutes – and many of those articles are among the most-cited publications in the relevant field. Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Position @ Max Planck Germany

Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Position @ Max Planck Germany

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr

Chemistry
Ref. code: DP001

Type of Job: Scientist

Postdoctoral position – computational chemistry

Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Position @ Max Planck Germany

Job Offer from June 20, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr was re-established in 2012 and the field of research was aligned with the conversion of energy. Our scientists are engaged in basic processes that are essential within the storage and conversion of energy.

The department “Molecular Theory and Spectroscopy” is currently looking for a candidate for a postdoctoral position in computational chemistry.

The postdoctoral position is announced in the framework of the project “MANGAN” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which aims to explore the applicability of manganese oxide systems in catalytic water oxidation.

Job Description

The successful candidate will work in the computational chemistry group of Dr. Dimitrios Pantazis on the study of “Electronic Structure and Spectroscopy of Mixed Nickel/Manganese Oxides as Water Oxidizing Catalysts”. The target is to build computational models of Ni/Mn oxides of various stoichiometries, use quantum chemical methods (from DFT to wave function based approaches) to identify local structural patterns that correlate with observations principally from X-ray spectroscopies (e.g. metal K and L edges, 2p3d RIXS, etc), and eventually identify the nature of active species and active sites that are responsible for dioxygen evolution. Solid knowledge of computational chemistry and demonstrated experience in the use of DFT for transition metal systems, either in static or dynamic simulations, and for either periodic or finite systems, are required. Previous experience in simulation of transition metal oxides and a background in theoretical spectroscopy are particularly relevant. The project involves very close interaction and collaboration with experimental groups at our institute that work on the synthesis, spectroscopic, electrochemical, and catalytic characterisation of Ni/Mn oxide nanoparticles.

Your qualifications

PhD in computational chemistry or physics, with solid and demonstrated doctoral/postdoctoral experience in electronic structure calculations of transition metal systems or materials. The candidate must be able to carry out computational research independently but also to coordinate closely in the design and interpretation of experiments with the local groups working on X-ray spectroscopy, EPR spectroscopy, and electrochemistry. Excellent English speaking, writing, and presentation skills are essential.

Our offer

The position is available as of August 1, 2017, however the starting date is flexible. The position is available for one year and is remunerated according to the labor agreement for public service (TVöD). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue pioneering research on theoretical spectroscopy, computational chemistry and catalysis, working in the stimulating interdisciplinary environment of a highly active and internationally renowned Max Planck Institute.

Your application

The Max Planck Society explicitly encourages women to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please send electronic versions of your documents and address all enquiries to Dr. Dimitrios Pantazis (dimitrios.pantazis@cec.mpg.de). Please state the reference code “DP001” in your application. Application documents must include a curriculum vitae and a description of how you think that your past research work relates to the description of this project. Please include copies of degree certificates and the contact details of at least two potential referees. Closing date: July 31, 2017

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Stiftstr. 34-36
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany

Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher Position @ Max Planck Germany

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