Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, more than 9,000 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.
For the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), we are awarding a permanent position as soon as possible
Professorship (W3) for Computational
and Data Science in Materials Research
The KIT is seeking to fill the position of a Full Professorship (W3) for Computational and Data Science in Materials Research
at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC), in the area of responsibility of the CEO, and the Department of Chemistry and Biosciences.
This is a call for a permanent professorship with the predominant perception of Helmholtz research tasks according to the current version of the KIT law at the Steinbuch Center for Computing (SCC). The appointment takes place in the form of a leave of absence to carry out Helmholtz research tasks in accordance with §15 (2) of the KIT Act in the version applicable until the 2nd KIT Weiterentwicklungsgesetz (2nd KIT Further Development Act) came into force.
We are looking for a personality who will shape research at the interdisciplinary interface between materials research and computer science. Accordingly, the focus is on researching and developing new approaches to information- and simulation-based material characterization and development. Multiscale approaches for simulating both natural and artificial materials are desired, ranging from the atomic to the macroscopic level and carried out using high-performance computers/supercomputers up to the exascale. In addition, methods of artificial intelligence and, in particular, machine learning for the analysis of experimental data, e.g. from electron microscopy, X-ray scattering or spectroscopy, are to be researched. The professorship is intended as a bridge to connect the research topics of the two Helmholtz programs “Engineering Digital Futures” and “Materials Systems Engineering” in the Helmholtz research area “Information” and to contribute to the JointLab “Virtual Materials Design”. Furthermore, the professorship should work in the material science-oriented NFDI consortia.
As head of department at the SCC, the professorship is integrated into the Helmholtz program “Engineering Digital Futures” and works closely with the Simulation and Data Labs (SDLs) and the Helmholtz AI team at the SCC.
The professorship participates to an appropriate extent and in a didactically competent manner in the teaching of the courses of study at the KIT Faculty for Chemistry and Biosciences, especially in the field of physical chemistry. The teaching load is two semester hours per week.
Outstanding, internationally visible scientific achievements are required, for example in the context of an excellent doctorate and subsequent scientific activities, as well as didactic suitability. Experience in interdisciplinary cooperation between materials science and computer science is desirable.
Employment conditions as outlined in § 47 LHG (Act of Baden-Württemberg on Universities and Colleges) in conjunction with § 20 KITG (KIT-Act) in the version applicable until the legal validity of the 2. KIT-Weiterentwicklungsgesetz (2nd KIT Further Development Act) shall apply.
KIT wishes to increase the proportion of female professors and therefore welcomes applications by female researchers.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.
The KIT is certified as a family-friendly university and offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a Dual Career Service and coaching to actively promote work-life-balance.
Please send applications in English by September 19, 2021
, quoting the vacancy number 2183/2022
and the reference number 6
, together with the usual documents (curriculum vitae with scientific career, certificates, and a list of publications) and an exposé of no more than three pages on the planned research and teaching activities as well as possible collaborations at KIT by e-mail, preferably summarized in a PDF document, to:
. For further information please contact the chairman of the appointment committee Prof. Dr. Decker, e-mail:
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