Research Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7221653 (Ref:EPSCH1096)

Posted: February 28, 2024

Job Description

Are you an experienced researcher in quantum chemical dynamics and its applications to chemistry? Do you have knowledge of experiments which address the chemistry of electronically excited states? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

This position will be funded via recently awarded EPSRC programme grant COSMOS, which is focused on further development of Coherent State based methods of Quantum Dynamics. Accurate simulations of many processes in chemistry require computation methods capable of treating many quantum degrees of freedom.  

COSMOS is a collaboration of 6 UK universities. In Leeds we will focus on implementation of ab initio Multiple Cloning method and other techniques developed here in the QUANTICS code. We will apply new software to real world chemical problems which include excited electronic states such as photodissociation. We will also try to expand the methodology originally developed for chemical dynamics to the realm of physics, trying to use similar methods for simulating of large systems coupled cubits, and ensembles of quantum particles, which will remain a very difficult problem until quantum computers are developed. 

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Dmitry Shalashilin, Professor of Computational Chemistry

Tel: +44 (0)113 3437610 

Email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Chemistry
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £39,347 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years with the possibility of an extension - To complete specific time limited work.)
Release Date:  Tuesday 27 February 2024
Closing Date:  Tuesday 05 March 2024
Reference:  EPSCH1096

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Job posting number:#7221653 (Ref:EPSCH1096)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Leeds
United Kingdom
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