Postdoc position in the XLTRANSNANO project (V32.3019)

Postdoc position in the XLTRANSNANO project

Postdoc position in the XLTRANSNANO project: Multiscale Modelling of Long-Distance Electronic Transport and Chiral-Induced Spin Selectivity in Supramolecular Nanostructures
(Postdoctoraal) onderzoeker
Faculteit Wiskunde & Informatica
Instituten en overigen
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems


Long distance electronic transport (LDET) and chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS) are two extraordinary emergent electronic phenomena observed in nanostructured molecular materials. Presently the underlying physicochemical origin related to the mechanisms of the dynamics of excitations is not understood.

The aim of the project is to answer the fundamental question “What is the relation between the chemical structure and architecture of molecular building blocks, their electronic structure, the local linking and packing, the large-scale morphology and the dynamics of electronic excitations giving rise to LDET and CISS?”. We develop a comprehensive set of multiscale computer simulation methods that allow for a bottom-up simulation of charge and exciton/energy dynamics in large-scale supramolecular materials in an unprecedented manner by combining techniques from computational chemistry, statistical physics, and mathematics.


We are looking for a candidate that meets the following requirements:

  • a solid background in Computational Chemistry or Physics with specialization in quantum chemistry (density functional theory, GW-BSE, etc) or related areas (demonstrated by a relevant PhD);
  • a strong interest in method development and implementation (C++);
  • being enthusiastic about collaboration with experimentalists;
  • experience with localized orbital implementations of quantum chemistry;
  • hands on experience with multiscale modelling techniques in a plus.

The Postdoc is expected to:

  • perform scientific research in the domain described;
  • collaborate with other researchers in this project;
  • publish results in leading scientific journals and conferences in the field;
  • assist in guiding (project-related) PhD and MSc graduation projects.


Conditions of employment
We offer:

  • A full time temporary appointment for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of an extension for another year (1+1 years). After approximately nine months an evaluation will be held by the supervisors to decide if the expected performance is sufficient in order to decide if the full contract period will be utilized.
  • A salary is offered between € 3.044 and € 3.997 gross per month (gross), depending on knowledge and experience (based on salary scale 10 CAO Dutch Universities).
  • A holiday allowance (8%, May), and end-of-year bonus (8.3%, December).
  • For candidates from abroad, a tax benefit (30% tax regulation) under the condition they meet the necessary regulation requirements.
  • Support for your personal development and career planning.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child daycare and excellent sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

More information

  • For more information about the postdoc position in the XLTRANSNANO project please contact dr. Björn Baumeier by e-mail:
  • For more information about the employment conditions contact drs.Charl Kuiters (HR advisor), e-mail:  or by telephone: +31 40 247 2735.


 The application should consist of the following parts:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and qualifications for the position;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications;
  • A copy or a link to your PhD thesis. If you have not completed it yet, please explain your current situation.
  • Key publications (or links to download).
  • Description of software developed (or links to GitHub) if any.
  • Names of at least two referees.

The selection process will start on 11 November 2017 and will continue until the positions get filled. The position is fully funded and immediately available. The start date is flexible. The successful candidates are expected to start in January 2018.

Please apply by using the 'Apply now' button on top of this page.

Applications submitted by e-mail will not be considered.