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Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, POLYMAT Fundazioa

PhD Fellowship in Computational Chemistry

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

A co-tutored PhD Fellowship in Computational Chemistry is available in the group of Dr. Fernando Ruipérez at the Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, POLYMAT Fundazioa (, co-supervised by Dr. Jon M. Matxain at Donostia International Physics Center, DIPC (

Job Description

The project is supported by the IKUR - HPC & IA strategy of the Basque Government
( and aims to develop new polymeric materials with enhanced
properties for technological applications. The project will be carried out at POLYMAT and DIPC centers, two vibrant multidisciplinary and international research institutes in Donostia - San Sebastián (Spain). Both centers offer excellent working conditions and well-equipped facilities.
Applicants must have a BSc and MSc in Chemistry (or at least 60 ECTS credits) with a background in Computational Chemistry and previous experience in electronic structure calculations by means of DFT calculations. Additional knowledge on TDDFT and MD calculations, along with a transition state characterization will also be appreciated.
Good command of written and spoken English is a must. The selected candidate is expected to conduct research, write papers, and deliver a PhD thesis, and should be able to start before July 1st.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Fernando Ruipérez and sent via email in one single PDF to before April 1st, 2023 (applications will be considered upon arrival) including:
(i) a cover letter highlighting their interest in the position.
(ii) curriculum vitae.
(iii) a short description of previous research.
(iv) the names and contact addresses (e-mail) of two academic referees.
POLYMAT has obtained the "HR Excellence in Research Award". The award reflects our
commitment to continuously improve our human resource policies in line with the European
Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers and our
commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute POLYMAT FUNDAZIOA 
Country SPAIN 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, POLYMAT Fundazioa 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebastian 
State/Province Gipuzkoa 
Postal Code 20018 
Street Avenida de Tolosa 72 
Phone + 34 943 50 60 61 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-02-14 
Application Deadline 2023-03-31 
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