Postdoc in theoretical chemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Two-year postdoctoral position in the group of Nanna H. List at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. 


Topic: Development and application of theoretical tools for simulating photoinduced processes in complex molecular systems.
Application deadline: June 23, 2022 


For further details on the position and how to apply, please visit:
https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:512317/where:4/

What you will do:
Photoinduced electron, proton and energy transport in molecules and materials is the functional core of many biological and engineered processes such as light-harvesting, photosynthesis, charge-separation in photovoltaic devices and photomechanical switching. The fate of the photoinduced nonequilibrium state – and hence the emergence of photoinduced function – arises from an intricate interplay between electronic, nuclear and environmental degrees of freedom.
In this project, you will develop and apply nonadiabatic dynamics methods for investigating photoinduced molecular processes in condensed phases as well as new tools for their visualization and analysis. Problems of interest could be unraveling the complex interactions between chromophores and their protein scaffolds that lead to conversion of light energy into large scale atomic motion, governing the photoactive protein function. Or it could be understanding the effect of nonequilibrium solvent response on excited-state processes in solution. These problems are important both from a basic science perspective and for designing new materials and molecular devices. 


Thank you very much! 


Kind regards,  Nanna H. List