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Open positions for young researchers (SPAIN)


Short term positions (10 to 12 months) are available in the group of Prof. Fernando Martín (http://campusys.qui.uam.es/) at the Department of Chemistry (Universidad Autonomy de Madrid). These positions shall be funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
The successful applicants shall join a strong research team devoted to theoretically investigate laser-induced ultrafast phenomena. The work shall focus on the development of novel computational tools for the solution of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for molecules under the action of ultra-short pulses from new light sources.
Collaborations with the most vibrant research groups in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics in Europe through exchange programs and attendance to conferences are foreseen.
Access to vast technological resources is guaranteed through the University Computing Centre and the European HP Computing Network.
More information can be found at https://campusys.qui.uam.es/
1. A Bachelor degree in physics or chemistry (3 years) and a post graduate specialization degree (e.g. MSc) in physics or theoretical chemistry;
2. Good knowledge of programming languages (Fortran 90, C, C++, Python, etc.);
3. At least 3 years’ experience in research in the area of atomic and molecular physics;
4. Fluent English;
5. Enthusiasm for learning and commitment to teamwork.
We expect selected candidates to join the team by November 2016.
Selected candidates will be hired by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with a gross annual salary of around 18.400 € (depending on your personal situation and subject to deduction of the contribution to the social security of the employee and national income taxes). Expenses derived from the researchers attendance to those conferences/workshops which are relevant for the project, may also be covered.
Applicants should send a motivation letter, CV and contact information for 2 references (in a single pdf file named as the candidate) to beatriz.martin@uam.es before October 2, 2016. Recommendation letters could be requested during the selection process. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Note: Applications not following this procedure will be disregarded.


PhD position on Theoretical Attosecond Molecular Dynamics

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and the Université de Bordeaux (France) offer a salaried PhD position (36 months) to be carried out under a co-tutelle agreement, starting by September, 2016.

The successful applicant shall develop a research project onStudy of relativistic effect in non-linear interaction between molecules and xuv/soft x-ray short laser pulses, oriented to obtain a PhD diploma under a co-tutelle agreement.

We seek for applicants possessing a bachelor degree in Physics or Chemical Physics plus post-graduate education (MSc), and good programming skills.

Further information can be found here:

Deadline: June, 10th, 2016

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Post-doctoral position in Madrid (SPAIN)

6-months post-doctoral position in Madrid, starting on August, 2015

The candidate will study the interaction between organic molecules, with potential photovoltaic activity, and clean metal surfaces or metal surfaces covered by ultrathin ionic layers.
The candidate will work with the group of Manuel Alcami (http://www.uam.es/quimica) in the Department of Chemistry of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
The group works in a wide range of topics (lasers/molecule interactions, surface chemistry, ion-molecule reactions, gas phase chemistry…) in a very active and international atmosphere, with collaborations with several experimental and theoretical groups in Europe.
– PhD in theoretical chemistry, physics or similar fields
– Experience with PW-DFT calculations (electronic structure, molecular dynamics, etc)
– Programming experience in Fortran
The position will ideally start in August 2015 and will be funded for half a year. Gross salary (before applying national income taxes) is 19.000 Euros/year (net salary around 1.300 Euros/month depending on personal situation).
If interested, please send a motivation letter, together with a CV and the name of 2 referees to beatriz.martin@uam.es .


The deadline to receive applications is July 12th 2015. Applications will be considered and verified as they came. Selected candidates shall be contacted for an interview. PhD certificate and other documents may be required during the selection process.


PhD fellowships -ITN-EJD: Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling TCCM

A Consortium of 12 European Universities and 14 associated partners, including 9 private companies, under the coordination of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid, offers 15 fully-funded 3-year PhD fellowships within the European Joint Doctorate Program in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling (EJD-TCCM), funded under the framework of the Innovative Training Networks of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action ITN-EJD-642294. TCCM. A detailed list of the projects and the institutions involved can be consulted on our website.

We offer

  • A 3-year European Joint Doctorate with cross-disciplinary thesis research in a stimulating, international scientific environment.
  • Working in top European Universities in at least two different countries
  • Supervision and mentorship by a team of internationally renowned experts.
  • Advanced training (scientific, transferable skills, career orientation) opportunities in English.
  • 2-10 month placement in private companies
  • An employment contract with full social security coverage

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at our website.

Deadline: 15th April 2015. PhD projects start in summer/autumn 2015. We look forward to hearing from you!


PhD and Postdoctoral positions on Theoretical Attosecond Molecular Dynamics

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) offers several postdoc and PhD positions linked to the ERC Advanced Grant project X-Chem (XUV/X-ray lasers for ultrafast electronic control in molecules), starting no later than September, 2015. The successful applicants shall develop a research project on “Theoretical Attosecond Molecular Dynamics” to theoretically investigate the coupled electron and nuclear dynamics induced by attosecond laser pulses and strong electromagnetic fields on small and mid-size molecules. The work will be performed in close collaboration with experimental groups.

More information can be found here

Prospect candidates must have an adequate degree in Physics or Chemical Physics and strong background in atomic, molecular and optical physics, attosecond physics, scattering theory, numerical methods, and programming. Transnational mobility will be positively evaluated.

Application procedure

Interested candidates are kindly requested to check all details about the application procedure for  PhD positions and  post-doc positions.

Applications not complying with the call guidelines may be discarded.

Deadline for Postdoc applications: February 15th, 2015

Deadline for PhD applications: March 15th 2015


Postdoctoral position opened in quantum chemistry

A one-year postdoctoral contract is available in the Campus group.The aim of the project is to develop a theory for the description of dynamical processes involving energy and charge transfer in molecule-surface interactions. The project involves the use state-of-the-art methodologies to study these complex processes in periodic systems.


  1. Hold a PhD in Physics or Chemical Physics
  2. Strong background in quantum chemistry, including the modeling of electronic excited states
  3. Experience in FORTRAN programming, treatment of periodic systems and/or dynamical calculations will be positively considered

The postdoc position will start between March 1st and June 1st 2015.

Further information can be found here:

The deadline for applications is February 1st 2015.


Master thesis

European master in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational ModellingOur group is linked to the Erasmus Mundus program through the European Master on Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling. If you want to do a Master Thesis in our group, please follow the instructions that you will find in the link.

Thank you!


XChem code

FullFun Code

M3C Code

AttoChem COST Action

XChem project

Attotrend project


Our group belongs to the Erasmus Mundus European program, which offers opportunities to obtain a master to European and non-European students. More details in Jobs.


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