Postdoc position in Lund (field of Solid State)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2012-02-22 Ref No KI 2012/23
Lund University is one of Europe’s leading universities. Here, history and tradition lay the ground for the study and research environments of tomorrow. We offer education and research within engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, humanities, theology, fine art, music and theatre. Through interaction with business and the community we ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. The University has 47000 students and 6 300 staff from all over the world, based mainly in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We work with 680 partner universities in more than 50 countries.
At the Faculty of Science, research and education is carried out in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, earth sciences and environmental sciences. The Faculty is home to 9 Departments, gathered in the north of the University campus. Around 1700 undergraduate students, 440 PhD students and 800 employees are active within the Faculty.Lund University invites applications for the following position:
Post doc scholarship in theoretical chemistryPlace: Department of Chemistry, Division of Theoretical ChemistryRef No: KI 2012/23Duration: 1 yearStarting time: 2012-05-01Last day for applying: 2012-03-30
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TasksThe project aims quantum chemical modeling of calcium silicate nanoparticles, their surfaces and interfaces with water. The project has focus at the stability and the growth of silicate-based particles and understanding of the process of the setting mechanisms of cement.
QualificationsRecent PhD in the field of theoretical chemistry, or similar field. Strong background in the quantum chemistry of the solid state. Experience with periodic and cluster models of ionic compounds is essential. Programming skills (FORTRAN and/or C) and knowledge of Linux is required. Knowledge of statistical mechanical packages is an advantage.
OtherLund University encourages both men and women to apply for the position.
ScholarshipThe scholarship amounts to 20 000 SEK monthly and is normally paid in advance. The scholarship is a grant and is therefore not subjected to tax deduction. The holder of the scholarship will be insured during the stay in Sweden. The scholarship is not pensionable and does not include financial compensation for:- Illness- Vacation- Parental leave of absence- Allowance during travels in the line of duty
ApplicationApplication stating the reference number KI 2012/23 should be addressed to the Head of the Department of Chemistry, Lund University, and be sent