Job Title: Theoretical Quantum Chemistry Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Washington

Date of Postdoc Position Posting: 8/05/22

Postdoctoral Position Discipline: Physical Sciences – Chemistry

  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2022
  • Position Location: Seattle, Washington
  • RUA Affiliated Institution: University of Washington
  • Link to Research Group

Position Description

Multiple postdoc openings in the Li Research Group at the University of Washington. The project will focus on computational method development, including many-body relativistic theory, nuclear-electronic orbital theory, and quantum dynamics. Scientific applications aim to understand defect properties in nanomaterials, heavy-element chemistry and spectroscopy, ultrafast reaction dynamics in transition metal complexes, and quantum proton transfer in complex environments.

Required Qualifications

PhD degree in quantum chemistry, quantum physics, or computational spectroscopy
Research experience in quantum chemistry and electronic structure theory development
Experience with scientific programming (MPI, Fortran, Python, C++)

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible enough to learn new areas of research as needed.
Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in a multi-disciplinary multi-institution environment and interact with people with a variety of expertise

Additional Position Details

  • Salary: $5000 – $5500/month

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, interested candidates shall send a complete CV to Professor Li by email (