PhD student position in theoretical/computational chemistry

veröffentlicht am: 20.08.2018

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Department of Chemistry

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

The group of Prof. Sandra Luber focuses on forefront computational methods and applications at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science (

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

The project deals with novel, accurate approaches for spectroscopy and/or in silico design of catalysts for artificial solar light-driven water splitting. The project will possibly be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups and is embedded in the university research priority program “Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion” ( Methods used and developed will include static and dynamic ab initio approaches.

Anforderungen / Qualifications

The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in chemistry, physics or related. The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious and highly motivated. Strong programming skills and good knowledge about electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics and (transition metal-based) catalysis are essential.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

Profound English skills

Wir bieten / We offer

We offer a 4-year PhD position in an inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources, access to world-leading supercomputers, and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Stellenantritt / This position opens on

By agreement

Auskunft erteilt / More information

For further information, please contact Prof. Sandra Luber


Bewerbungen / Application

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

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