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Junior Group Leader (f/m) Computational Materials Science
HITS gGmbH - Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.
Job opening for a Junior Group Leader at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) to explore novel concepts in
Computational Materials Science
HITS is seeking an outstanding researcher to establish an independent junior research group to explore novel concepts in the broad area of Computational Materials Science. Possible areas of focus include scale-bridging methods, non-equilibrium properties, (bio)polymers, and soft/functional materials.
The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized research agenda at HITS. Close cooperation with the relevant institutes at Heidelberg University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, such as the Center for Advanced Materials or the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing in Heidelberg, or the Institute for Applied Materials in Karlsruhe, is desired.
Applicants must hold a doctorate in material science, physics, chemistry or a related field, and should have international research experience and an excellent publication record. Strong communication skills are desired.
HITS offers a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment and strong computational and data science expertise as well as excellent computational facilities. The institute is located on the Villa Bosch campus not far from the historic center of Heidelberg. HITS provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for cutting-edge research, with scientists coming from more than 20 countries and collaborations with academic and industry partners. HITS is an equal opportunity employer.
The appointment will be for a period of 5 years. The junior research group will be provided with an internationally competitive budget.
To apply, submit the following documents in a single pdf document on the online application portal by 04/25/2018:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
Summary of research accomplishments
Proposal for research program at HITS
Up to three selected publications
Names and contact information for three references.