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Nonadiabatic molecular dynamics

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Fully-funded PhD position for EU nationals available in the group of Basile Curchod at Durham University (UK), starting ideally in October 2019. The group focuses on the development and the applications of theoretical methods – nuclear quantum dynamics and electronic structure – for understanding the excited-state dynamics of molecules following light absorption. For more information, please refer to our website: http://www.in-silico-photochem.com

The project proposes to investigate the excited-state dynamics of atmospheric molecules upon sunlight absorption and is part of the ERC Starting Grant ’SINDAM – Sunlight-Induced Nonadiabatic Dynamics of Atmospheric Molecules’. As part of the project, the candidate will explore different strategies for nonadiabatic dynamics to foster our understanding of the photochemistry of atmospheric molecule, both in vacuo and aqueous conditions. This work will also involve close collaboration with different experimental groups, as well as a contribution to the development of novel methods for excited-state dynamics.

Candidates with a degree in chemistry or physics, a background in physical chemistry/chemical physics, and, more importantly, strong motivation and enthusiasm for scientific research are encouraged to apply. Both UK and EU candidates are eligible to apply, and applications – short cover letter (describing background and motivation) and a complete CV – will be considered upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

Informal enquiries should be sent to

How good is research at Durham University in Chemistry?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 40.80

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