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Date: Tue Sep 3 05:31:33 2019
Subject: 19.09.03 PhD Position, Machine Learning Potentials, Goettingen, Germany
Ph.D. Student Position in Theoretical Chemistry
(all genders welcome)

Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany

A Ph.D. position is available in the group of Professor Joerg Behler, 
Theoretical Chemistry, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany 

The main topic of the project is the development of novel atomistic 
potentials employing machine learning methods, in particular artificial 
neural networks, and the implementation of these methods in parallel 
computer codes. Machine learning potentials are a rapidly evolving field 
and allow to perform large-scale simulations including thousands of 
atoms on long time scales with the accuracy of electronic structure 

The University of Goettingen is one of the leading research universities 
in Germany offering an exciting interdisciplinary environment and 
excellent facilities including several high-performance computing 
clusters in-house. 

Interested candidates should hold a M.Sc. in chemistry, physics or a 
related field and should be highly motivated to develop state-of-the-art 
software for challenging applications in the field of atomistic 

The ideal candidate is familiar with Linux/Unix and has some background 
in electronic structure theory (DFT) and/or molecular dynamics. 
Programming experience (Fortran, Python, C and/or C++) is highly 
advantageous and should be described in the motivation letter in detail. 
Excellent communication skills in English are mandatory. German language 
skills are advantageous but not essential. 
Please send your application with the keyword CCL-9-2019 as one single 
pdf file including a CV, a motivation letter, copies of university 
certificates (BSc and MSc, in German or English), English language 
certificates, a description of programming experience and contact 
addresses of two academic references (letters are not yet needed) by 
email to

Prof. Dr. Joerg Behler
Theoretische Chemie
Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie
Georg-August-Universitt Goettingen
Tammannstr. 6
37077 Goettingen, Germany
Email: joerg.behler*

Only complete applications will be considered. The evaluation of 
candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is 
filled. The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunity employer 
and we particularly welcome applications from women.

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