Open Positions

Postdoctoral research fellow

Applications are open for one postdoctoral research fellow (2 years, 100% E13 TV-L) in the Graduate School "BENCh- Benchmark Experiments for Numerical Quantum Chemistry", funded by the German Research Foundation.

All applications should include: curriculum vitae with a publications list, short description of planned research, certificates of studies, certificates of language proficiency if non-native speaker of english (e.g., TOEFL) and two references (name and contact information of two senior researchers). If you have any questions please feel free to contact the RTG office.


The BENCh Research Training Group (BENCh RTG) consists of a high-level research programme aiming to provide landmark experiments for quantum chemical methods benchmarking. The topics will span from gas phase spectrometry, molecular beam techniques, synthesis to X-ray diffraction. A strong connection between theoretical chemistry and experiment builds the core for the projects. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to develop a research plan under the general topic of theory development and modelling in close connection with one or more of the research projects funded in the initiative. The latter should be a stepping stone for third-party funding applications and establishment of an independent research group in accordance with the Faculty’s career development plan. Candidates should have a strong profile in theoretical chemistry, preferably with 1-3 years of postdoctoral training. For more information consult the official homepage http://bench.uni-goettingen.de. Detailed descriptions of the BENCh RTG projects are also available on the homepage.

Your application must include:
• curriculum vitae with a publications list
• short description of planned research
• certificates of studies
• certificates of language proficiency if non-native speaker of english (e.g., TOEFL)
• two references (name and contact information of two senior researchers)

If you are interested in the position or if you have any questions please feel free to contact us via bench@uni-goettingen.de.