Open Positions

Jobs with Johannes Kästner

Want to join the Computational Chemistry Group?

We search for highly motivated people with a background in chemistry, physics, materials science, biochemistry, astrochemistry,  computer science (machine learning), or related fields and an interest in chemistry and computing. Projects oriented at applications as well as projects focused on method development are available. We value diversity in scientific areas and other aspects.

We offer the successful candidates an intellectually challenging position in the inspiring atmosphere of an interdisciplinary team in the SimTech cluster of excellence, where we collaborate directly with people working in fields as diverse as mathematics, natural science, computer science, and engineering – theoreticians as well as experimentalists.

Excellent communication skills in English are a prerequisite. Knowledge of the German language is not required.

Open positions

  • Post-doc positions: If you are interested in a postdoc (chemistry, modeling of catalysis, astrochemistry, or experience with quantum computing), please contact Johannes Kästner, and we will try to find funding. As a scout for the Humboldt-foundation, J. Kästner will personally recruit three postdoctoral researchers as Humboldt Research Fellows within the next three years. Preferably ones that maintain the diversity of our team.
  • Ph.D. student positions open:  Simulation of Surfaces in Strong Electrical Fields, funded by the Collaborative Research Center 1333. If you are interested in one (chemistry, modeling of catalysis, or astrochemistry), please contact Johannes Kästner, and we will try to find funding!
  • Bachelor or Master theses (Masterarbeiten, Bachelorarbeiten) are always welcome! Topics are available on request or in our summary of topics.
  • Project students: Students from Stuttgart who want to do their “Forschungspraktikum”, “Projektarbeit”, or similar in computational chemistry are welcome to look at our summary of topics or to contact Johannes Kästner directly.

If you are interested in Ph.D. or postdoc positions, please send your application (CV, list of publications, certificates of relevant university degrees, contact details for references) to the group leader, Johannes Kästner, or informally contact him.

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