PhD studentship in Theoretical Physical Chemistry in Gothenburg, Sweden
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: Flexible
Application deadline 26 June 2018.
Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to entire organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy. A third cycle education at our department will lead to a Ph.D. in Natural sciences, or Natural sciences with a specialisation in Chemistry, Biology or Biophysics.
Ph.D. studies comprises four years at the post graduate level. The time period can be extended to 5 years in total through teaching and/or other departmental duties
Information about the research group:
The group develops theory and implements it on computers in order to study chemical processes in the gas phase and in condensed phase. We are interested in chemical kinetics, spectroscopy and dynamics in general, but focus on processes that are relevant to astrochemistry, e.g. radiative association and diffusion on and in interstellar ice particles. We often collaborate with other research groups, nationally and internationally. In particular it would be possible to collaborate with Martin Rahm, who heads a group in theoretical chemistry (rahmlab.com) at Chalmers exploring the formation of macromolecules in the solar system and their relevance to the origin of life. Another possible project would be carried out in collaboration with AstraZeneca in Mölndal. See also https://cmb.gu.se/english/about_us/staff?userId=xnymgu for information about the research group. The focus of the present project will be decided together with the student.
Job assignments: Taking part in the development of theoretical methods and the implementation of these in computer programs. Run the programs and analyze the results for publication in international journals.
Informal inquiries may be sent to Professor Gunnar Nyman: Nyman at chem.gu.se
Further information and on-line application is found at: https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=2605
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