Postdoctoral Position in the Lin Group at UMass Amherst

Postdoctoral Position in the Lin Group at UMass Amherst    
One postdoctoral position is available in the Lin Group in the field of quantum chemistry, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This appointment starts on 9/1/2020 and the initial term lasts for one year with potential renewal contingent on positive performance review and available funding resources. The main research focus of the position involves the development of fragment-based quantum chemistry theory with application prospects in energy, materials, and fundamental sciences. The selected candidate also has the opportunity to participate in the development of quantum chemistry packages such as Q-Chem. A strong candidate should possess a solid background in quantum chemistry and sufficient ability in programming. Any interested applicant should arrange to have one resume (with a full publication list) and two letters of recommendation sent directly to Zhou Lin at or

Major Research Topics
The Lin group focuses on the development and application of fragment-based quantum chemistry techniques that allow scientists to treat a complex system in a “divide and conquer” fashion. Specifically, the group is interested in
Ø  Fragment-based electronic structure method.
Ø  Multi-configurational diabatization method.
Ø  Non-adiabatic quantum dynamics method.
Ø  Data-driven semi-empirical method.
Projected applications include
Ø  Photochemical dynamics in supramolecular machines and spintronic devices.
Ø  Reaction mechanisms in photocatalysis and electrocatalysis.
Ø  Light-matter interactions in molecules and clusters.
Ø  Computation-aided designs of molecules and materials.



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