Do you want to be part of our group?

… as Postdoctoral students

No positions available at the time.

… as Doctoral student

Application deadlines are closed for both positions.

1. PhD position in theoretical chemistry, mathematics and machine learning

We are looking for three motivated PhD candidates within the newly created Research Plattform “ViRAPID” – Vienna Research Platform for Accelerating Photoreaction Discovery (, @virapid) at the University of Vienna, Austria. The topics of the proposed projects are in the area of theoretical chemistry, computational physics, machine learning and numerical mathematics under the supervision of Leticia González, Christoph Dellago, Ulisse Stefanelli, and Philipp Marquetand. Candidates should have strong interest in statistical mechanics and quantum chemistry to develop efficient sampling methods for electronic excited state dynamics. The duration of employment is 4 years. The contracts will be established according to the collective bargaining agreement of the University of Vienna (30h/week as usual for praedocs). The possibility to write a dissertation in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics is given. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to do teaching according to the collective treaty.

By the time of joining, you have a MSc degree on Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics. You have interest in interdisciplinary work, experience with Linux operating systems, and an excellent command of English. Programming knowledge and experience with electronic structure calculations, molecular dynamics, machine learning, and/or high performance computing will be positively valued.

Your application should be sent via the Job Center of the University of Vienna ( no later than 08.05.2020, mentioning reference number 10682.
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Your application should include the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation including major research interests
  • Scientific CV / List of publications
  • Certificates
  • Evidence of Teaching experience (if available)

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.


2. One PhD position in theoretical chemistry within the doctoral college Advanced Functional Materials

The Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials (DCAFM) is looking for 11 new doctoral students for the focus program /Hierarchical Design of Hybrid Systems (HiDHyS)/, funded through a doc.funds project from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The positions are embedded within the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDSP) and the doctoral training programs at the Faculties of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Vienna.

Focus of HiDHyS is the design of hybrid materials and their structural, mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties. The complexity of these materials is addressed through complementary experimental and computational methods, offering the new doctoral students opportunity for unique training and research experience. More information on DCAFM and HiDHyS is available on the DCAFM website If you are interested to work with us in theoretical chemistry, check for Team 3 and Project 2: Simulation of light-induced dynamics in complex molecules.

The selected candidates will be employed at the University of Vienna for four years with a planned starting date in October 2020. Applicants are expected to have completed a master’s degree in physics, materials science or chemistry by the time of joining. Employment is for 30h/week as usual for doctoral students and the salary corresponds to the collective bargaining agreement of the University of Vienna

To *apply*, please visit the VDSP website
The application deadline is *28 May 2020*.


… as Diplom or Master student

It is possible to join at any time! If you want to make your Diplomarbeit or Masterarbeit in our group, contact me for possible topics.

… as Bachelor student

If you are interested in doing some chemistry on the computer for your bachelor thesis, contact me for possible topics. Also see the informations for bachelor students in our teaching section.

In any case…

If you do not find what you look for, still is worth to contact Prof. Dr. González and ask for other possibilities. There are many ways you can apply for your own scholarship…

The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged.