Open Positions

The Quantum Biology and Computational Physics Group (Department of Physics) at the University of Oldenburg offers one

postdoctoral researcher-position (m/f/d) (TV-L E13 / 100%) starting immediately and limited project-related preliminary until 31.01.2024 in the collaborative research project Simulations meet experiments on the nanoscale: Opening up the quantum world to artificial intelligence (SMART). Full-time positions can be also turned into part-time ones.

The project's overall aim is to develop the concepts and tools for investigating light-matter interaction in bio- nanosystems using state-of-the-art theoretical and experimental methods. The specific goal of this project is to design user-friendly visualization tools to access the quantum world and facilitate knowledge transfer beyond the academic/scientific community. The to-be-developed interface is seen as a web-based cloud interface for quantum calculations that will be used to visualize the motion of charges in nanomaterials and biological systems featuring electron transfer dynamics on different time scales.

The requirement for employment is that the applicant should have an academic university degree (Master or Diploma), a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (or related fields) and a strong interest in basic research in a collaborative research environment. We require excellent mastering of English reading and writing. The successful candidate must have a solid background in programming and have expertise in at least three of the following topics: (1) Many-body perturbation theory; (2) Time-dependent DFT; (3) QM/MM simulations; (4) Electronic structure calculations; (5) Theoretical foundations of spectroscopy; (6) Charge transfer dynamics; Supercomputing experience, Linux administration (particularly Docker) is considered an advantage.

Our group is located at the University, Germany, and are part of several collaborative centres of excellence including the Research Training Group (RTG) “Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology” and SFB 1372 “Magnetoreception and navigation in vertebrates: from biophysics to brain and behaviour”. These collaborations will give you access to a very wide range of superb modern equipment, techniques and expertise. You will become part of a larger team working closely together on related questions.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (§ 21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, list of publication and statement of research interest, names and phone numbers of at least two personal references) as one pdf-file preferred to

All applications received before the 6th of January 2022 will be considered.