PhD position in Theoretical Chemistry at the Université de Lorraine, France and Universität Wien, Austria

A 3 years PhD position is available immediately at the Université de Lorraine and the Universität Wien to investigate DNA photosensitization. The work is part of a collaborative project (co-tutelle) between Leticia Gonzalez (Universität Wien), Antonio Monari (Univerité Paris-Cité), and Jean Christophe Tremblay (Université de Lorraine) and it is funded by Lorraine Université d’Excellence (LUE). The chosen candidate will spend half the time in France and in Austria.

The position will focus on the simulation of photoinduced dynamics in DNA through excitation of environmental sensitive chromophores, such as palmatine, or Trojan horses nucleaobases. The multiscale treatment of such processes will be achieved through state-hopping dynamics simulations, where inclusion of environmental effects will be described using the hybrid-QM/MM methodology implemented in the SHARC code.

Highly-motivated candidates who have a Master’s degree in theoretical chemistry, chemical physics or a related field are encouraged to contact one of us via email (,, for informal enquiries. In order to apply, please send a CV, motivation letter, transcript of degree certificates and grades, as well as the contact details of at least two referees to

The position is open until a suitable candidate has been selected.
Relevant publications:
A. Francés-Monerris, M. Lineros-Rosa, M. A. Miranda, V. Lhiaubet-Vallet and A. Monari, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 4404–4407
S. Mai, P. Marquetand and L. González, Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Comput. Mol. Sci., 2018, 8, e1370
S. Mai, H. Gattuso, A. Monari and L. González, Front. Chem., 2018, 6, 495