Jobs

Research Associate/Fellow in Theoretical & Computational Chemistry


The application of semi-empirical long-range dispersion corrections to periodic systems in density functional theory.

The successful candidate will join the Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Group at the School of Chemistry, The University of Nottingham, UK and will work with Dr Elena Bichoutskaia on the application of semi-empirical long-range dispersion corrections to periodic systems in density functional theory. The project will combine the development and implementation of the methods with extensive tests on a variety of van der Waals molecular complexes and solids. The successful candidate can look forward to working in a dynamic group and a well-resourced environment with state-of-the-art facilities within the Computational Chemistry Group, and to developing the necessary transferable skills to be an independent researcher. There will be opportunities for funded international travel through attendance at conferences. Further details are available at: http://bichoutskaia.chem.nottingham.ac.uk.

Candidates should have an honours degree (or equivalent), and PhD in computational/theoretical chemistry, theoretical physics, or a related discipline with an emphasis on computational and/or quantum chemistry. Candidates close to completion of a PhD may also be considered. Proven ability and experience in computer programming using Fortran and C and computational modelling using density functional theory techniques are essential.

Salary will be within the range £24,273 - £29,853 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience (£26,523 per annum maximum without PhD).  This post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of one year.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr E Bichoutskaia, Email: elena.bichoutskaia@nottingham.ac.uk.  However, please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

To apply on-line please access: http://jobs.nottingham.ac.uk/SCI861. Please quote ref. SCI/861. Closing date: 5 July 2010.


15 June 2010