Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Chemistry (2 positions), University of Sydney, AU (22 July 2022)

Professor Peter Gill at the University of Sydney is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Theoretical Chemistry to undertake research on the theory and implementation of new quantum chemical methods, relating to both wavefunction and density-based approaches.

The successful candidates will:

  • participate in a research programme investigating low-scaling computational chemistry methods
  • assist with grant writing and publishing original work
  •  participate in student supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • contribute to successful applications for competitive research grants and/ or funding to deliver research impact
  • develop  a research profile through conferences and seminars
  • enhance relationships with international collaborators.

The School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.  As such, they emphasize the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the following qualifications:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in quantum chemistry or a cognate discipline
  • the ability to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • primary research interests in developing and implementing new theoretical methods
  • proven research excellence in this area of computational chemistry
  • demonstrated evidence of independent research ability and potential in an area of quantum chemistry
  • experience in research record keeping, preparation of research papers and presentation of seminars
  • excellent written and oral communications skills, with experience interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders.

Full details about this opportunity and application instructions can be found HERE.  The closing date for applications is August 28.