Postdoctor in Physics with Development and Application of the GPMR/GAP Model of Water

Stockholm University
March 20, 2023
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atthe Department of Physics. Closing date: 20 March 2023.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science with about 150 employees and 2,000 students. The XSoLaS group with PI:s Anders Nilsson, Lars G.M. Pettersson, Foivos Perakis, and Sergey Koroidov is organized within the Division of Chemical Physics and focuses on studies of water, solutions and heterogeneous catalysis using mainly X-ray probes and theoretical simulation techniques.

Project description We seek a postdoctoral fellow to work on development and applications of the Gaussian Process for Multipole Response (GPMR) force-field for water, where the long-range interactions are described with ab initio multipole moments and polarizabilities fitted to the molecular geometry, and the short- range interactions are described by the Gaussian Approximation Potential (GAP) fitted to high-level quantum chemical energies (and forces).

Main responsibilities Postdoctoral researchers with significant contributions expected to the development, implementation and application of the above technologies.

Qualification requirements Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a degree equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree.

Assessment criteria The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to scientific programming and methods development skills, as well as experience from large- scale simulation techniques.

Terms of employment The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-05-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from the PI of the project, Professor Lars G.M. Pettersson, telephone: +46 70 495 1990, [email protected], or the Head of the Department, Professor Jan Conrad, telephone: +46 8 553 787 69, [email protected]

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], and [email protected] (SEKO).

Application Apply for the position through the Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
  • and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing: – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement – why and how you wish to complete the project – what makes you suitable for the project in question

  • Copy of PhD diploma

  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
  • The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

    You are welcome to apply!

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