A post-doctoral position is open in the group of Dr. Pavlo Dral in College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Xiamen University for the development of cutting-edge machine learning and quantum chemistry methods. The earliest starting date is January 2020. Contract duration is 2 years.
The ideal candidate should be independent, creative,
highly motivated, and willing to take up an ambitious challenge. The candidate must
have experience with quantum chemistry method and software development. Experience
with machine learning is preferable. PhD degree in chemistry or related field
is required. Good skills in Fortran and Python, and a good command of English
are expected. All candidates will be evaluated based exclusively on merit; no
preferences will be given to any gender, nationality, family situation etc.
Xiamen University is an excellent place for conducting research and living. It is family-friendly with a kindergarten on the campus and a primary school near the campus. Starting salary is 200,000 RMB per year and may be increased based on performance. The University does its best to offer for renting a low-cost accommodation on the campus or nearby.
Johannes Margraf and I have published our perspective on what semiempirical molecular orbital (SEMO) methods are and should be approximating in the article dedicated to the 70th birthday of our PhD supervisor Tim Clark.