PhD Positions in Theoretical Physics or Chemistry at University of Freiburg, Germany

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Fulltime position in the field of theoretical physics or chemistry, specifically ultrafast dynamics and relaxation processes of large molecules, biological complexes and semiconductors. The precise topics will depend on the candidate’s background and qualifications. Possible topics include: Computational biophysics, in particular simulation of protein folding and aggregation kinetics, lipid-protein complexes and antibody interactions and how they can be probed by novel multidimensional spectroscopy ranging from the infrared to the ultraviolet. The design of new nonlinear optical techniques by integration of quantum information concepts and quantum states of the radiation field for the study of energy and charge transport in photosynthetic and artificial light harvesting complexes. Developing and applying time-dependent density functional, nonequilibrium Green’s function techniques and exciton models for computing electronic excitations of molecular assemblies, light harvesting complexes and current-carrying molecules. The interplay of photon and matter entanglement will be investigated.

Initially the position is available for one year  with a possible extension to a second year subject to the availability of funds.The precise topics will depend on the candidate’s background and qualifications.

Deadline: 31.10.2011

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