PhD student position in theoretical spectroscopy

veröffentlicht am: 12.10.2017

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Department of Chemistry / Prof. Sandra Luber

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

Our group focuses on forefront computational methods and applications at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

The research topic of the project deals with development and application of novel approaches in the field of spectroscopy with focus on highly accurate and computationally efficient methods. This will allow unprecedented new insight into e.g. functional liquids and systems for artificial solar light-driven water splitting. The project will be carried out in collaboration with experimental groups, for instance of the university research priority program “Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion” ( Methods used will mainly encompass static and dynamic ab initio approaches.

Anforderungen / Qualifications

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, or related, and have profound English skills. The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, and highly motivated. Strong programming skills and good knowledge about electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics are an advantage.

Wir bieten / We offer

We offer an inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

as soon as possible or by agreement. The employment is limited to 4 years and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation

Auskunft erteilt / More information

For further information, please contact Prof. Sandra Luber by email or by phone 044 635 44 64.


Bewerbungen / Application

Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, diploma, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Sandra Luber (email:

Prof. Dr. Sandra Luber
Department of Chemistry
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich