Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Materials Design

We anticipate openings postdoctoral researchers with a background of theoretical physics or chemistry and strong computational skills in the development and application of methods for virtual materials design and accelerated simulation methods. Candidates should have expertise in computational or quantum chemistry, theoretical physics, or related areas. We expect the ability and desire to work in a heterogeneous interdisciplinary environment, strong research skills, and a history of innovation and accomplishment documented by a strong academic record. Prior involvement in the development of complex computational methods and appropriate skills in software engineering using state-of-the-art object-oriented languages would be very beneficial. Experience in high-performance computing is also beneficial.

Research at the materials simulation group (, staff ~ 20) at the Institute of Nanotechnology ( has recently focused on the development of predictive multiscale materials design with applications of organic light emitting diodes, organic photovoltaics, molecular electronics, designer polymers, metal organic frameworks and novel 2D materials, such as graphene. The institute (staff ~300) is a central pillar of the research program Science and Technology of Nanosystems of the Helmholtz Society and offers a stimulating multidisciplinary work environment addressing many topical problems in nanoscience and technology, both experimentally and theoretically. Since the merger of the former Research Center Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe University, it is part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, one of the largest research sites in Europe. This is not a formal advertisement for any particular position, as all emerging positions will be filled according to the regulations of KI. You will find the links to the official job posting at the bottom of this text when available, but you can send your application already now.

Inquiries should be directed via email to wolfgang.wenzel∂ with a full CV including their employment record and academic achievements. Copies of university transcripts or certificates are not required at this point. Candidates whose native language is not English should document their proficiency in written and spoken English.