Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Quantum Chemistry

Come to CEITEC MU in Brno and join us!

We are passionate chemists at CEITEC looking for  Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Quantum Chemistry

About this position: 

A postdoctoral position is open in Radek Marek's research group for the study of relativistic effects in chemistry and NMR spectroscopy. The research project focuses on the investigation and interpretation of relativistic effects on chemical bonding, electronic structure, and NMR properties (in particular NMR shifts) of closed and open-shell systems (see below for selected research papers). State-of-the-art computational and analytical tools are available in the supervisor's laboratory and in the national supercomputer centers, and high-field NMR instruments are available at the CEITEC core facility for the project and collaboration with experimentalists.

We are looking for a creative, independent, and driven individual with demonstrable research experience related to this position. Candidates, particularly from EU Member States, with solid research experience in computational quantum chemistry or theoretical spectroscopy are encouraged to apply. The aim of the project is to deepen our general understanding of relativistic effects (in particular spin-orbit coupling) on electronic structure and NMR (EPR) properties.

Five selected research papers:

J. Vicha et al. Chem. Rev. 2020, 120, 7065, doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00785

B. J. Cuyacot et al. Chem. Eur. J. 2022, 28, e202200277, doi: 10.1002/chem.202200277

P. Pikulova et al. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2023, 19, 1765, doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.2c01213

J. Novotny et al. Inorg. Chem. 2024, 63, 8580, doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c04425

J. Novotny et al. Acc. Chem. Res. 2024, 57, 1467, doi: 10.1021/acs.accounts.3c00786

The ideal candidate profile: 

  • Motivated person with a collaborative mindset
  • Independence, enthusiasm, persistence, and attention to detail
  • A PhD degree or equivalent in theoretical, physical, computational chemistry, chemical physics or a similar field received within the last 5 years (maternity/parental leave is excluded from this period)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantum chemistry, density functional theory, spectroscopy
  • An outstanding publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Interpersonal skills required to supervise junior members of the research group Fluency in English (spoken and written)

We provide: 

  • Open access to CEITEC MU core facilities and national computational resources
  • Full-time fixed-term contract for two years, with the possibility of extension
  • An attractive salary condition (Czech Science Foundation project)
  • Flexible working hours and remote work
  • Support for further education and professional development
  • Benefits package: 6 weeks of paid holiday, medical insurance, financial contribution to kindergarten/pension scheme, meal and sports/culture/leisure time, sports lessons directly at the campus
  • Kindergarten Elánek in Campus

Support in these areas:

What else you need to know

Application deadline: July 31, 2024

Interviews: August-October 2024

Start date: February 1, 2025, or upon agreement

Duration: fixed term

Eligibility criteria: PhD after 01/01/2020

Selection committee members are the head of the research group, a group senior researcher, and a representative of the HR department.

How to apply?

Applications, including a CV, motivation letter, list of publications, and contacts for at least two references should be submitted via E-application Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Quantum Chemistry | Masarykova univerzita (muni.cz).

Any troubles with the e-application, please contact Petra Linhartová (Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript.)