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Reference : UMR8000-DAVLAU-001
Workplace : ORSAY
Date of publication : Monday, November 09, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 14 months
Expected date of employment : 1 February 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 3200
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
An ANR-funded postdoc position of duration 14 months is available at the Institut de Chimie Physique (ICP) of the University Paris-Saclay in collaboration with the Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier (LUPM) of the University of Montpellier. The successful candidate will explore non-adiabatic hybrid quantum trajectory methods.
The position will be available starting early 2021. Candidate's selection is now open and applications will be reviewed until the vacancy is filled.
The project aims at addressing the problem of quantum nuclear effects in low-temperature reactive processes in condensed phase. In particular, we plan to extend the most recent quantum-trajectory formulation approach that allows in the treatment of complex quantum-dynamics processes. The envisaged theoretical and computational developments will focus on incorporating effects due to electronic excited states in the existing theory, by combining:
- the quantum-trajectory idea (exploiting the computational convenience of a trajectory-based approach)
- the formalism of the exact factorization of the electron-nuclear wavefunction.
We are looking for applicants holding a PhD in Physics or Chemistry, potentially with a background in molecular physics and/or chemical physics and/or theoretical chemistry. He/she will be involved in theoretical and computational developments. Therefore, the following skills are required:
- good analytical skills
- experience in programming (Fortran, bash, python)
- Knowledge of English.
The hired postdoc will be located at the ICP (institut de Chimie Physique) at the Paris-Saclay University. The research work will be conducted under the joined supervision of Dr Federica Agostini (ICP) and Dr Yohann Scribano (LUPM) with the participation of Dr David Lauvergnat (ICP), thus the successful candidate will be expected to travel often between Paris-Saclay and Montpellier (if the health and sanitary situation will allow it)
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