Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Biology and Computational Physics

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg Department of Physics


The Quantum Biology and Computational Physics Group (Department of Physics) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg offers as soon as possible one

postdoctoral researcher position (m/f/d)
(TV-L E13 / 100 %)

until 30.09.2024.

Our group is located at the Carl von Ossietzky University, Germany, and is part of several collaborative centres of excellence including the Research Training Group (RTG) “Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology” and SFB 1372 “Magnetoreception and navigation in vertebrates: from biophysics to brain and behaviour”. These collaborations will give you access to a very wide range of superb modern equipment, techniques and expertise. You will become part of a larger team working closely together on related questions. For more information about our group, see

The overall aim of this project is the investigation of systems with possible biological effects of extremely low frequency and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, the mechanisms by which animals can sense the Earth's magnetic field for orientation and navigation, and the possibility of manipulating radical lifetimes so as to control the outcome of their reactions. The work consists of both simulations with quantum chemical software and a programming component.

Requirement for employment is that the applicant should have a qualifying university degree (diploma or master), a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (or related fields) and a strong interest in basic research in a collaborative research environment. We require excellent mastering of English reading and writing. The candidate must have a profound background in programming such as C++, Python, Fortran and Shell-scripts, as well as experience using supercomputing resources and Linux administration. Expertise in at least four of the following topics is mandatory: (1) spin chemistry; (2) time-dependent DFT; (3) QM/MM simulations; (4) electronic structure calculations; (5) theoretical foundations of spectroscopy; (6) charge transfer processes.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (§ 21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification. Full-time positions can be also turned into part-time ones.

Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, list of publication and statement of research interest, names and phone numbers of at least two personal references) preferred as a single pdf fileto .

All applications received before the 25th of June 2021 will be considered.

Prof. Dr. Ilia A. Solov'yov
Head of Quantum Biology and Computational Physics Group
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Faculty V, Department of Physics
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11
26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Room: W16A 1-124
Phone: +49 441 798 3817

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