Research Associate (f/m/d) (Physicist / Chemist) Part time 67%
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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.
We are looking for the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) as soon as possible and limited up to 3 years for a
Research Associate (f/m/d)
(Physicist / Chemist)
Part time 67%
The goal of our project within the Virtual Materials Design (VirtMat) is to systematically explore and demonstrate the tremendous opportunities that arise from theory-guided design of novel materials. The specific applications of the designed molecules and materials include also photochemical conversions and catalysis, as well as photoactive components for nanoscale 3d printing or optical computing.
You will investigate electronic structure and excited states properties of light active molecules (chromophores), including their photoreactivity, electrooptical responses and nonlinear-optic properties. Not only the functionality of a candidate molecule will be modelled, but also its assembly in the material, interactions with other components and properties of devices. Material candidates will be synthesized and characterized by other project partners in the materials research program of the Helmholtz association, the largest publicly funded German research organization. Data analysis, visualization, preparation of publications for international journals, participation in conferences, workshop and lecture courses are also required.
Alongside your position as researcher, there is the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree.
We are seeking for candidates with a theoretical focus in physics or chemistry as university degree (Master). In addition, you should have a profound knowledge in theoretical physics/chemistry with focus on theoretical condensed matter physics/ theoretical chemistry, experience in application of simulation methods for calculation of electronic properties of molecules, photoconversion, reaction dynamics, photochemistry. You should be familiar with methods to compute the conformation and electronic structure of molecules, e.g. simulation skills with molecular dynamics software or quantum chemistry software. Programming skills (Python, Fortran) and very good English writing and comprehension skills are also required.
We offer you an attractive and modern workplace with access to the excellent equipment of the KIT, a varied work, a wide range of training opportunities, flexible working time models and a casino/cafeteria.
We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.
Please apply online until 31.08.2022 using the vacancy number 507/2022 and the reference number 6 to Ms König, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Human Resources, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany. For further information, please contact Prof. Wolfgang Wenzel, phone +49 721 608-26386.
You can find further information on the internet: www.kit.edu
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