PhD or PostDoc position: Multi-center decomposition of molecular densities

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Publication date:  Mar 9, 2023
Position-ID: 1059
Faculty/ Facility: Mathematics and Physics 
Institute/ Facility: Mathematics and Physics : IANS - Institute of Applied Analysis and Numerical Simulation 
Research Association: N/A 
Teaching Obligation: Yes 
Application deadline: 03/30/2023
Anticipated Start Date:  06/01/2023   
About Us

Our research and teaching address a wide range of directions in modern applied mathematics: Mathematical modelling, applied analysis, stochastic techniques and scientific computing provide the theoretical and practical background to understand, predict and optimise highly complex processes in engineering, life, social and natural sciences. Numerical simulation has become the key technology to address these core questions of the University’s scientific and strategic orientation.

Our research involves developing, analyzing and implementing new numerical techniques in both problem-specific and more fundamental settings, and we are equally interested in multidisciplinary applications and theoretical foundations, connecting engineering, natural and computer sciences. We are involved in various national and international collaborations.

Your Tasks

Within an international collaboration with the Matherials-team at CERMICS/Ecole des Ponts (France), we are looking for a Ph.D. candidate or post-doc reasearch associate to run a project on a cutting-edge and interdisciplinary topic on efficient numerical methods with applications in computational chemistry. The objective is to develop scalable localization schemes for molecular charge densities decomposition schemes based on the Hirshfeld/Iterative Stockholder Atom (ISA) framework.


Starting date is as soon as possible but up to negotiations. If you're interested, please submit a CV, motivation letter, transcript, and up to 3 email contacts for recommendation through the official submission process ("Apply now" button below).

Your Profile
  • Excellent MSc degree in applied mathematics, computational chemistry, computational engineering science, simulation technology, or related  (PhD for post-doc applications).
  • Strong interests in computational mathematics, simulation science, and/or computational chemistry
  • Excellent foundation in applied mathematics
Your Benefits

What we offer:

  • TV-L 13 75% position for at least 3 years (TV-L 13 100% position for post-doc applications)
  • An international and interdisciplinary research environment
  • Dynamic research group with interests from theory to applications

Employment and compensation information
Maximal Funding Period or Duration of Employment: 3 Jahre  
Type of Funding: Position as Employee at the University of Stuttgart 
Compensation: EG TV-L 13 
Percentage of weekly working hours (usually 39.5h = 100%):  
Employment at the cooperation partner:  
Location: Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen 
If Location other than Stuttgart or additional location(s):
Contact Details
Contact person: Prof. Benjamin Stamm 
Phone: +49 711 685 62040 

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