Scientific Software Engineer in Computational Chemistry and AMO Physics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain (3 February 2022)

This position is for a researcher or engineer to extend and improve computational software aimed at describing ionization processes in atoms and molecules.  (

Subject Description

Extending and improving the performance of the ionization code XChem and its time-dependent version, including massive parallelization, as well as contributing to the development of a GUI for the same code. Calculations of attosecond electron dynamics in molecules induced by ultrashort laser pulses.

Position Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree and a MSc in Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science or related areas. Holding a PhD degree in these same areas will be positively evaluated.
  • Experience in advanced computational modelling
  • Experience in scientific programming languages (e.g., Fortran 90, C, C++, Python, etc)
  • Basic knowledge of atomic and molecular physics
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Start Date and Duration

The position should ideally start in the first half of 2022 and will be funded for 12-18 months (depending on the availability of the selected candidate).


The salary follows European standard scales and will depend on experience and qualifications of the candidate.

To apply, please send your application (including CV and motivation letter) to

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