King's College London

Research Associate in the Department of Physics

Reference: THW/16/059639/001084
Salary Details: Grade 6 £32,600 - £38,896 per annum
Allowances: London Allowance £2,323
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral Research Associate role in the group of Dr. George Booth within the Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter group. The successful applicant will be closely involved in computational projects with the PI, developing and applying cutting edge wavefunction-based techniques for both molecular and materials first principles modelling. A background in electronic structure theory from either a Physics or Theoretical Chemistry perspective is required, as well as strong programming skills and familiarity with high-performance computing.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD, or are awaiting its award, in a relevant area (Theoretical/Computational Physics or Chemistry), and strong expertise in the area of electronic structure theory development, implementation and publication record. The successful applicant will be expected to work within a collaborative theory group, and actively contribute to a variety of methodological developments, including stochastic, perturbative and embedding techniques.

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,600 to £38,896 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.

This will be a fixed term contract for 2 year.

The selection process will include competency based questions and a panel interview.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr George Booth.

Closing date: 21 September 2016

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