PhD positions in Theoretical Physics or Chemistry at the FRIAS School of Soft Matter Research in University of Freiburg, Germany 2011
Study Subject(s):Theoretical Physics or Chemistry (Ltrafast Dynamics and Relaxation Processes of large Molecules, Biological Complexes and Semiconductors)
Scholarship Provider: FRIAS School of Soft Matter Research
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility:Initially the position is available for one year with a possible extension to a second year subject to the availability of funds.The precise topics will depend on the candidate’s background and qualifications.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: Fulltime position in the field of theoretical physics or chemistry, specifically ultrafast dynamics and relaxation processes of large molecules, biological complexes and semiconductors. The precise topics will depend on the candidate’s background and qualifications. Possible topics include: Computational biophysics, in particular simulation of protein folding and aggregation kinetics, lipid-protein complexes and antibody interactions and how they can be probed by novel multidimensional spectroscopy ranging from the infrared to the ultraviolet. The design of new nonlinear optical techniques by integration of quantum information concepts and quantum states of the radiation field for the study of energy and charge transport in photosynthetic and artificial light harvesting complexes. Developing and applying time-dependent density functional, nonequilibrium Green’s function techniques and exciton models for computing electronic excitations of molecular assemblies, light harvesting complexes and current-carrying molecules. The interplay of photon and matter entanglement will be investigated.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31.10.2011