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The newly established Computational Carbon Chemistry (CCC, research group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) seeks to fill one PhD and one postdoctoral position (m/f/d) to work on computational modelling of functional organic materials.

HITS was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics.

We are looking for highly motivated researchers to join the CCC group and work on one of several available research projects in computational chemistry, including graphene-based materials, metal-free catalysis, molecular electronics and fundamental physical-organic chemistry. You will work in a dynamic, newly established junior research group ‘CCC’ and use state-of-the-art computational chemistry to explore and exploit diverse functional organic materials. At HITS you will find first-class research environment and outstanding computational infrastructure in a beautiful green setting on the banks of the Neckar river.

Successful PhD candidates should have a Master’s degree in chemistry, physics or a related discipline, and, preferably, experience in chemical modelling and numerical simulations.

Successful postdoc applicants should have a PhD in computational or theoretical chemistry or materials science, with a strong background in molecular (DFT, high-level ab initio) or condensed phase modelling (e.g., periodic DFT).

Visit for more details on the positions and application procedures. To apply, please provide a motivation letter, your CV including a publications list, relevant certificates/diplomas, and contact details of two referees. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2019; the earliest starting date is August 2019, negotiable.

To apply for the PhD position, please enter your application via this link.

To apply for the Postdoc position, please enter your application via this link.

General inquiries should be sent directly to Ganna Gryn’ova (