The Center for Theoretical Chemistry at RUB offers as soon as possible fulltime postion:

research associate (m/f/d): 2 years         

extent: full-time / E13, 
duration: temporary/ 2 years
beginning: as soon as possible
time limit: 31.03.2025

Your tasks: 

Application are invited for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions which are available immediately or upon mutual agreement. She or he will be involved in challenging projects using advanced ab initio molecular dynamics simulation techniques. Topics include path integral QM/MM simulations of biomolecular reactions, vibrational spectroscopy of hydrogen-bonded liquids, and chemical reactions at water/solid interfaces. There are several openings for which consideration of candidates will begin immediately and end end when suitable candidates are found. The Center for Theoretical Chemistry at RUB offers an exciting interdisciplinary research environment and excellent facilities including several in-house HPC platforms. Information on the techniques used and developed at CTC are accessible via or can be found in D. Marx and J. Hutter, Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics: Basic Theory and Advanced Methods (Cambridge, 2009).

Your profile:

  • Candidates should have significant experience in molecular dynamics/electronic structure and a PhD in computational/theoretical chemistry/physics.

Additional information:

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Marx, Tel.: +49 2343226485

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

application until 31.03.2025:
Candidates should send a two page resume including an outline of their research expertise and achievements in relation to the aforementioned topics together with the usual material as one pdf file to: Professor Dominik Marx Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Chemie Ruhr-Universität Bochum 44780 Bochum, Germany
Please state the following ANR: 104.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

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