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Open PhD position in Hamburg

par Secretaire - 24 octobre 2017

A PhD position in Theoretical Chemistry is available in the group of Carmen Herrmann at the University of Hamburg,

Research will focus on the interplay between electron transport through molecular junctions and spin degrees of freedom. The successful candidate will study and optimize phenomena such a magnetoresistance with first-principles methods, and develop further the required computational techniques.

Applicants should have a strong interest in theoretical chemistry, a master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, nanoscience, or a related subject, and good basic knowledge of theoretical chemistry or solid state physics.

The successful candidate is expected to assist in teaching in the Chemistry Department, which makes practical experience in chemistry a strong plus.

Solid English skills (both written and oral) are mandatory, knowledge of (or the willingness to learn) German is a plus.

Applicants are asked to send (1) a CV, (2) a brief statement of research interests, (3) contact data for at least one reference, and (4) a copy of their master’s degree (or a letter from their university or supervisor stating their anticipated graduation date and a copy of their last university degree) by email to

The position is for 3 years.

Application deadline : November 3rd 2017 or until the position is filled. Earliest starting date : January 1st 2018. ==============================================

Prof. Dr. Carmen Herrmann Institute for Inorganic and Applied Chemistry University of Hamburg Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6 20146 Hamburg Germany

Tel : +49-40-42838-6934 Fax : +49-40-42838-6348 Email : Web :