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, about 9300 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 unlimited a Theoretical Chemist (f/m/d) with completed doctorate.
A decisive strength and a unique selling point of Theoretical Chemistry in Karlsruhe is the development of cutting-edge methods and their implementation in high-performance quantum chemistry program packages. This competitive edge is to be maintained, respectively extended in the context of continuous further development and implementation of innovative and excellent methods in Theoretical Chemistry.
You will design, develop, implement, and apply highly innovative, excellent cutting-edge computational methods and computer programs for ab initio calculations of molecular properties. In particular, the focus lies on ab initio methods for modeling molecular optical properties and photochemical processes, with special emphasis on significantly improving the spectroscopic accuracy and precision of theoretical predictions to ultimately enable the inverse design of novel chromophores and materials for applications in optics and photonics. An close cooperation with experimentally working groups is essential. Furthermore, high-performance software such as the TURBOMOLE program package shall be continuously adapted and implemented to the modern novel computer architecture; in addition, you will design and implement individual tailor-made hardware solutions to ensure an optimal interaction of software and hardware. In addition, you will produce publications in internationally respected journals, apply for third-party funding projects, work independently in teaching, and mentor junior scientists.
You have a university degree (Diplom (Uni)/Master) in theoretical chemistry with a completed PhD and habilitation or comparable academic achievement. Excellent knowledge of modern electron structure methods in theoretical chemistry, experience with highly accurate ab initio calculations of molecular structures as well as spectroscopic and thermo-chemical data are required. You have already gained years of experience in the development of cutting-edge computational methods and in the further development of quantum chemistry program packages using established software packages such as TURBOMOLE, especially for post-Hartree-Fock computational methods. In addition, you are experienced in programming with Fortran under UNIX/Linux including parallelization and have demonstrated years of experience in quantum chemical applications of these methods through close collaboration with experimentally working groups (evidenced by joint publications). Sound knowledge in the support of computational cluster infrastructure completes your profile. Proven successful acquisition of external funding is desirable.
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 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 04.04.2021 using the vacancy number 116/2021 and the reference number 6 to Ms Winkels, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Human Resources, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany. Please contact Prof. Dr. Klopper, phone +49 721 608-47263 for content information.
You can find further information on the internet: www.kit.edu.