30  May 2019


The Netherlands.



PhD position Theoretical Chemistry (1.0 FTE) (219311) at Groningen University 2019.

The University of Groningen is looking for an enthusiast PhD candidate within the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. They are one of the leading institutes in the field of materials science.

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Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Flexible study programmes and academic career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 31,000 students and researchers alike to develop their own individual talents. As one of the best research universities in Europe, they join forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global centre of knowledge.

Job description

  • You will work on the development and application of hybrid quantum/classical dynamical simulations to study light-induced processes (excited-state dynamics) in biomolecules and novel materials.
  • You carry out your research according to the approved research proposal (>75% of the time), will follow a training programme in accordance with the requirements of the Groningen Graduate School of Science and Engineering (10 15%), and will be involved in teaching and/or the supervision of students (10%).
  •  The GGSE training includes writing an introductory essay, following courses, workshops and/or summer schools, and actively participating in conferences (including at least one oral presentation).
  •  At the start of the employment, your promotor and you will decide in consultation about your teaching activities.
  • Training as well as teaching responsibilities are laid down in a personal training and supervision plan.
  • You are expected to complete a doctoral dissertation within 4 years.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  •  Theoretical Chemistry.

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Program Period

4 years.

Starting date: 1 September/October 2019

Note: You will get a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that you will successfully complete your PhD thesis within the next three years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

You should have:

  • A master degree in Physics or Chemistry.
  • Strong background in chemistry and fundamental physics.
  • Experience in electronic structure theory, computational quantum/classical dynamics, and good knowledge of programming tools are desirable.
  • Affinity with teaching; individuals with actual teaching experience will be favoured.
  • An excellent command of English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (indicated by the ability to work in a team, write scientific papers and deliver presentations).

Opportunity Cost


The University of Groningen offers you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
• a salary of € 2,325 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,972 gross per month for a full-time working week in the fourth and final year.
• a full-time position (1.0 FTE).
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income.
• an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance.

How to Apply

First Step:  You need to fill in the online application form from here.

Second Step: Your application should include the following documents:

• a motivation letter including contact information of three academic referees
• a curriculum vitae
• a list of marks or results belonging to the bachelor and master degree (combine these into one file with the English language test)
• a letter of reference/ recommendation relevant for academic performance
• contact information of three academic referees.

Note: Interviews with the selected candidates will take place in the second week of July 2019.

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