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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowships


The Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences is opening a postdoctoral position application in the field of Computational Catalysis applied to high-impact reactions, including 1) Oxygen evolution from water, 2) Methane oxidation to methanol and 3) Carbon dioxide reduction to formate. State-of-the-art computational methods will be used, in close collaboration with experimental groups. Reaction mechanisms will be thoroughly characterized in terms of both structure and energy with the aim of developing accurate and reliable models for rational catalyst design. You can read a recent example of our research here.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Strong CV
  • Recent PhD in Chemistry (or a minimum of 4 years of research experience)
  • Coming from a related but different field (e.g., from experimental to computational Catalysis or from method development to application) 

The following are also evaluated positively:

  • Moving back to Europe after a period abroad (regardless of nationality; this call is open to applicants from across the world)
  • Restarting after a career break (e.g., parental leave)

How to apply: Interested applicants should first contact the PI, Dr. David Balcells, by e-Mail (david.balcells@kjemi.uio.no) attaching a short CV with the list of publications, together with a motivation letter and one or two recommendations. The preselection process will involve Skype interviews. Eligible applicants will be contacted and supported in the process of submitting a competitive proposal to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie program.

Benefits from the fellowship: Competitive salary covering living, traveling and family costs.

Application deadline: 12 September 2018

Start date: Not later than May 2019

Location: Oslo, Norway

About us: We are a Centre of Excellence funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The mission of the Centre is to develop and apply computational methods to study the chemistry, physics and biology of molecules in complex and extreme environments. The Centre has a strong focus on resolving systems both in space and time, and understanding matter-field interactions and extreme environments.