Postdoc Position in Theoretical Chemistry

University of Zurich


Institute, Department, Clinic

Department of Chemistry

Department Description

The group of Prof. Sandra Luber focuses on forefront computational methods at the interface of chemistry, biology, physics, and materials science.


The research topic of the project deals with development and application of novel (dynamic) approaches in the field of photocatalysis and spectroscopy using first-principles methods. This will allow unprecedented new insight into e.g. functional liquids and systems for solar light-driven water splitting. The project may be carried out in collaboration with experimental groups, for instance of the university research priority program “Solar Light to Chemical Energy Conversion”.

Requirements / Qualifications

The candidate must hold a strong PhD degree in chemistry, physics, or related. The successful candidate will be creative, ambitious, highly motivated and able to work independently. Strong programming skills and experience in method development, in particular for electronic structure theory / ab initio molecular dynamics, are essential.

Language Skills

Profound English skills

We offer

We offer a 1-year contract (possibly with extension), a competitive salary as well as a vibrant, inspiring environment with cutting-edge resources, access to world-leading supercomputers, and high-profile interdisciplinary collaborations.
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Starting Position

as soon as possible / by agreement

More Information

For further information, please contact Prof. Sandra Luber,



Interested applicants are encouraged to send their application documents (cover letter, CV, publication list, diplomas, description of research experience and motivation, names of at least two academic references) as one pdf document per e-mail to Prof. Sandra Luber (e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Sandra Luber 
University of Zurich 
Department of Chemistry 
Winterthurerstrasse 190 
8057 Zurich

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