computational chemistry | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

PhD Studentship in the Institute of Physics, Technical University of Lodz, Poland: theoretical/computational chemistry

A PhD student position is available in the Institute of Physics, Technical University of Lodz, Poland in the group of Prof. Katarzyna Pernal position to carry out the project “Accurate description of intermolecular interaction energies from extended random phase approximation”.

The position is in the field of theoretical/computational chemistry. The project involves development and coding of new quantum chemistry methods.

The position is financed via the program “Pomost” founded by the Foundation for Polish Science.

The Stipend’s amount: 3 500 PLN / month.

The stipend is free of tax. Neither health nor pension insurance is provided.

Maximum period of stipend agreement: till 30 September 2013.

A successful candidate will join the PhD program at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz. After the “Pomost” contract expires the candidate will continue working towards the PhD degree as the graduate student receiving the stipend from the Department of Chemistry (the amount is decided by the department).

Profile of candidates:

· Full university degree (Master Degree or equivalent) in Chemistry or Physics.

· Computational and programming skills.

· Strong mathematical background.

· Good knowledge of quantum chemistry methods.

· Fluent spoken and written English.

Scholarship Applocation Deadline:31 March 2011

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PhD in Computational Chemistry, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in (physical) chemistry or physics, preferably with experience in computational chemistry. The candidate is expected to have a good command of the English language.The successful candidate will be employed full-time by TU Delft for a fixed period of four years within which he or she is expected to write a dissertation leading to a doctoral degree (PhD thesis). The starting salary for a PhD is €2042 gross per month increasing to a maximum of €2612 gross per month in the fourth year.

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home, and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Delft University of Technology strives to increase the number of women in higher academic positions; women are therefore especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline:04-04-2011

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Postdoctoral or Post-Master’s Research Associates,USA: Computer Science Research group

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral and post-master’s term appointments in the Computer Science Research Group of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division. Opportunities are anticipated in several of the group’s projects, in both research and software development roles, and more than one appointment may be considered.
The Group’s research covers a broad spectrum of areas associated with high-performance parallel and distributed computing and interacts strongly with large-scale applications in several scientific fields, including computational biology, plasma physics, computational chemistry, and climate modeling. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

-Operating systems
-Computer architectures
-Component middleware for HPC
-Software testing infrastructures
-Deployment and maintenance of distributed/grid software environments
-Interface contracts, design by contract methodologies
-Fault tolerance for systems- and application-level software, and algorithms
-Virtualization techniques, hypervisors, and virtual environments
-Reliability, availability, and serviceability of HPC systems; monitoring and modeling
-Accelerators (e.g. FPGA, GPGPU) for scientific applications (especially computational biology)
-HPC I/O architectures
-Parallel programming models and languages

Successful candidates will have a proven track record in one or more of the areas of interest, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team.  Experience in high-performance computing would be valuable, and is required for some projects. Demonstrated experience with the development of large, complex software systems would also be beneficial. Applicants should clearly state relevant experience and skills, including level of proficiency, and indicate whether they are seeking a research-oriented or software development position.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted throughout the year, and appointments may begin at any time.

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