Postdoc position in theoretical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at University of Zurich (Switzerland)

A postdoc position is available in the group of Prof. Sandra Luber in the Department of Chemistry at University of Zurich (Switzerland).

About the project

Our group focuses on forefront computational methods and applications at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science (

The project deals with novel, accurate approaches for spectroscopy and/or study of functional compounds (e.g. for sustainable hydrogen production). Various directions are possible, such as (vibrational) spectroscopy with ab initio molecular dynamics, nonadiabatic dynamics or enhanced sampling / wavefunction-based approaches for catalysis. The project can be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups. For further information, please contact Prof. Sandra Luber.

Candidate Requirements

The candidate must hold an excellent PhD degree in chemistry, physics, or related, and have profound English skills. The successful candidate will be highly creative, ambitious, motivated, and able to work independently. Strong programming skills and experience in method development, in particular for electronic structure theory / ab initio molecular dynamics, are required. We offer a 1-year contract (with possible extension), an inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources, attractive salary, access to world-leading supercomputers, and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.


Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, publication list, certificates, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Sandra Luber (email: Start date: by agreement.

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