Ph.D. thesis

Ph.D. Positions in Materials Modelling

We anticipate openings for Ph.D. students with a background of theoretical physics or chemistry and strong computational skills the development and application of methods for predictive multi-scale materials modelling and design toward applications in organic electronics and soft matter. 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.

Research at the nano-bio-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 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 KIT after a formal notice of funding has been received.

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.