As part of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) "Soft Matter Structuring" (http://www.sfb1176.de/) you are working on the subproject Q3 "Molecular Modelling" and the project RadePOI II, investigating methods for simulating the structuring of soft matter and its interaction with small molecules and biomolecules. Furthermore, you support the project partners and document the results through publications and lectures.
You have a university degree (Diplom (Uni)/Master) in physics with a doctorate. Experience with methods for materials science simulation (structure formation, dynamics, electronic properties, charge transport) as well as a good command of English and the use of C++ and UNIX round off your profile. Candidates should have knowledge of computational physics/chemistry, theoretical physics/chemistry or related fields, and in particular molecular dynamics or soft matter modelling. We expect the ability and the desire to work in a heterogeneous interdisciplinary environment, strong research competence and a history of innovation, which is documented by a strong academic record. HPC experience in parallel architectures is desirable.
Research at the materials simulation group (www.int.kit.edu/nanosim, staff ~ 20) at the Institute of Nanotechnology (www.int.kit.edu) has recently focused on the development of predictive multiscale materials design with applications of organic light emitting diodes, organic photovoltaics, molecular electronics, designer polymers, metal organic frameworks and novel 2D materials, such as graphene. The institute (staff ~300) is a central pillar of the research program Science and Technology of Nanosystems of the Helmholtz Society and offers a stimulating multidisciplinary work environment addressing many topical problems in nanoscience and technology, both experimentally and theoretically. Since the merger of the former Research Center Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe University, it is part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, one of the largest research sites in Europe.
Inquiries should be directed via email to wolfgang.wenzel∂kit.edu with a full CV including their employment record and academic achievements. Copies of university transcripts or certificates are not required at this point. Candidates whose native language is not English should document their proficiency in written and spoken English.
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