We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join a UKRI-funded project on the “First principles simulation of nonadiabatic chemical dynamics at metal surfaces” in the group of Dr. Reinhard Maurer at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick. In this role, you will work on a curiosity-driven project towards developing novel mixed quantum-classical molecular dynamics simulation methods for the purpose of simulating light- and electron-driven reaction dynamics in photocatalysis and gas-surface dynamics. The project takes place in a large and vibrant interdisciplinary research group and will provide you with space and resources for your personal career and profile development, combining method development, application to real-world problems, and collaboration with experimental groups. Your project will complement ongoing work by postdoctoral researchers and PhD students in the group working towards common goals.
we aim to develop computational simulation methodology to study quantum phenomena at surfaces with applications ranging from plasmonic catalysis to nanotechnology and electrochemistry. Our goal is to combine electronic structure theory, molecular and quantum dynamics methodology and machine learning methods to achieve an accurate yet computationally feasible description of complex phenomena at solid/gas and solid/liquid interfaces. The currently 17 members of the group come from diverse backgrounds in chemistry, mathematics, and physics and foster a collaborative and supportive work environment. The group is one of six computational chemistry groups and part of an interdepartmental computational materials research community spanning the Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering departments. We welcome flexible working arrangements including part-time and remote working.
Who you are: You might have a background in theoretical chemistry or theoretical condensed matter physics or in a similar field. You love working on hard problems that live at the boundary of theoretical method and computational software development. You enjoy working in a team where you contribute your expertise and skill set to deliver an ambitious research vision and where you can contribute to the training of PhD and Master’s students. You are excited about opportunities to communicate with international collaborators across disciplinary and cultural boundaries.
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942).
The University of Warwick will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days’ holiday plus Christmas closure, excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and Tax-Free Childcare, details and eligibility can be found here. We recognise the benefits of a flexible workforce and offer you, where possible, the opportunity to balance your work and personal life via a range of flexible working arrangements.
华威大学(University of Warwick)是一所稳居世界百强的顶尖研究型大学 ，同时是有英国常春藤之称的罗素大学集团成员，也是M5大学联盟的成员之一，位于英国英格兰中部考文垂市和华威郡交界处。华威大学创立于1965年，以其高水平的学术研究和师生互动教学模式而闻名，截止2014年已有近24,000名在校生及近5,500名教职人员，其中包括8000余名海外留学生。据估计，目前国际校友已有近55,000人
华威大学在2014年英国官方的卓越研究框架(REF)科研水平评估中继续位列全英第14名 ，在2016/17泰晤士英国大学排名中位列第7名，在2016/17QS世界大学排名中位列第51名。据2014/15年High Flier调查，华威毕业生名列英国顶尖企业雇主重点聘用第3名。