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Bourse de doctorat à Pise (groupe F. Santoro) dans le cadre d’une action Marie Curie

par Nord & Ile de France - 4 février 2019

We are looking for a motivated candidate to be enrolled as soon as possible as PhD student within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network LightDyNAmics- DNA as a training platform for photodynamic processes in soft materials. (H2020-MSCA-ITN-765266) :

The job offer is is at the Institute of Chemistry of OrganoMetallic Compounds of the the Italian National Research Council. PhD title "Quantum dynamics of decay processes in photoexcited nucleobases and small oligomers : toward the simulation of time resolved spectra ".

The call is open. Deadline for application 10 February 2019

Plausible starting date : 1 March 2019

Information for application are available at

For further information, please contact asap Fabrizio Santoro :

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Fabrizio Santoro and with the co-supervision of Dr. R. Improta (IBB-CNR, Napoli) and of Prof. G. Cerullo (POLIMI, Milano), and will be enrolled in the doctoral School in Chemical and Materials Science at the University of Pisa.

The main aims of the project are : 1. Develop new effective computational strategies to compute pump-probe spectra and 2D electronic spectra from quantum dynamics (QD), to be directly compared with experiments. 2. Apply these methodologies to nucleobases and small oligomers addressing in detail the relation between the lifetimes obtained from fitting of spectroscopic traces and the underlying QD processes in the molecule.

1. Eligibility criteria (a) Nationality : The candidate can be of any nationality. (b) Mobility : By the closing date of the call for applicants, the candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. (c) Qualifications : By the closing date of the call for applicants, the candidate shall have a master degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Physics, Material Sciences (or related topics) corresponding to the second level of studies. (d) Foreign language : The candidate shall be fluent in written and spoken English.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and interest in one of the fields reported in (c). The ideal candidate will have a background in the theoretical study of photoinduced processes. Alternatively previous experience in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry is welcome. Programming skills (Fortran, etc) are welcome too. By the closing date of the call for applicants candidates shall not have been awarded a doctorate degree ;

The candidate should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research career. This includes the period of research training, starting from the date of obtaining the degree, which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in Italy, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

2. Information related to the supervision and the contract

  • The employment contract offered is a full time, temporary contract with full social security coverage ; - The duration of the contract is 12 Months renewable up to 33 months ; , to be used in any case before the end of the project (31 March 2022)
  • The monthly gross salary is 3,167.00. In case the successful applicant has family charges, an additional allowance will be allocated once and not before Month 12 of the contract period.

3. Evaluation criteria and selection procedure The evaluation will consist of two selection steps : the first based on the documentation provided by the candidates and the second based on the interview. Within each step, the marks given for each criterion by the reviewers will be used against an established pass/fail threshold.