PhD positions in Bremen (Germany), Patras (Greece), and Grenoble (France) within a Doctoral Network on Computational Light Harvesting

Three PhD positions are open for application within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-Doctoral Network “Photosynthetic Antennas in a Computational Microscope (PhotoCaM) : Training a new generation of computational scientists”

In this MSCA Doctoral Network, we aim at training a new generation of computational scientists which can treat complex and interdisciplinary problems such as light harvesting on a molecular level using theoretical and computational tools. The interdisciplinary nature of the problem requires a combined knowledge from physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science in order to combine state-of-the-art approaches like molecular dynamics simulations, quantum chemistry, theoretical spectroscopy and machine learning into multi-scale schemes.

Three doctoral student positions fully funded by the European Commission with a competitive monthly salary are available at the following network partners:

Prof. Ulrich Kleinekathöfer, Constructor University, Bremen, Germany

Prof. Vangelis Daskalakis , University of Patras, Greece

Dr. Stephane Redon, OneAngstrom SAS, Grenoble, France

Required Skills/Qualifications

 - The PhD candidate should hold an M.Sc. in Computational (Bio)Chemistry,  (Bio)Physics, Computer Science, or related disciplines.
 - Willingness to work on highly interdisciplinary theoretical/computational projects.
 - Proficiency in programming, e.g., in Python will certainly be an advantage.
 - Depending on the actual selected project, previous hands-on experience in running molecular dynamics or quantum chemistry codes will be highly appreciated.
 - Good English skills.


PhD projects have to be performed abroad (applicants must not have lived inthe respective country for more than 12 months with in the last three years), candidates from any country can apply.

Application (only through this website!!):

Application deadline:  February 15, 2024 (Screening will start immediately)