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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowships


The Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences is accepting applications to postdoctoral positions in theoretical and computational chemistry in the following research themes (RTs):

RT1) Electronic Structure

RT2) Multiscale Modelling

RT3) Extreme Environments

RT4) Spectroscopic Processes

RT5) Chemical Transformations

RT6) Multiphase Systems

Potential candidates interested on a position in RT5 at the University of Oslo should send a requirement to Dr. David Balcells by e-Mail ([email protected]), after carefully reading the information provided below.

The RT5 position shall be supported by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie program and be focused on computational catalysis, including the combined use of DFT methods and machine learning models. The work will also involve collaborations within our scientific networkFor further information on our research, please see our most recent publications.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Strong CV
  • Recent PhD in Chemistry (or a minimum of 4 years of research experience)
  • Ideally coming from a related yet different field, so that both the candidate and the host will acquire new knowledge 

The following are also evaluated positively:

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

How to apply: Interested applicants should first contact Dr. David Balcells by sending an e-Mail ([email protected]) attaching a short CV with the list of publications, together with a motivation letter and one or two recommendations. The selection process may involve Skype interviews. Eligible applicants will be contacted and supported in the process of submitting a competitive proposal to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie program for an Individual European Fellowship.

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

Application deadline: Expected in September 2020

Start date: By the fall of 2021

Duration: 2 years

Location: Oslo, Norway

About us: We are a Center 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 Center has a strong focus on resolving systems both in space and time, and understanding matter-field interactions.