Postdoctoral Researcher researcher in modelling of NMR spectroscopic parameters of porous materials, Faculty of Natural Sciences

University of Oulu

16 Sep 2023
Job Data

College of Oulu
Analysis Area
Engineering » Supplies engineering
Chemistry » Different
Pc science » Different
Physics » Different
Pc science » Programming
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Utility Deadline
15 Oct 2023 – 20:59 (UTC)
Kind of Contract
Non permanent
Job Standing
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded by means of the EU Analysis Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job associated to workers place inside a Analysis Infrastructure?

Provide Description

The College of Oulu is without doubt one of the greatest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We create new data and improvements that assist to unravel world challenges. We give you a world and provoking working surroundings the place you might be given accountability and might use your expertise, develop your self and do work that issues. Our versatile and family-friendly office makes it straightforward so that you can stability work and leisure. The College of Oulu is ranked within the high 3% of the world´s universities. 

We are actually searching for

a Postdoctoral Researcher (2 years)

to affix within the NMR Analysis Unit on the School of Science.

We’re an internationally established, mixed experimental and theoretical crew of about 30 individuals, of which 50% with a PhD diploma. We develop experimental, theoretical, and computational analysis strategies based mostly on magnetic resonance phenomena and apply these strategies to topical issues in molecular and supplies sciences. Our power is within the tight connection between state-of-the-art measurements and calculations. We’ve got an open and inspiring working environment and have a considerable observe file in profitable funding functions each on the Academy of Finland and in EU packages.

CPU-intensive computational analysis is carried out within the amenities of the nationwide supercomputer heart (CSC)in addition to within the European Excessive-Efficiency Computing Joint Endeavor (EuroHPC JU) supercomputer LUMI. Native Linux cluster belonging to the Finnish Computing Competence Infrastructure (FCCI) are used for high-throughput manufacturing calculations.

Topic subject and outline of the positions

The postdoctoral place is part of the Academy of Finland analysis venture: NMR parameter modelling of porous supplies:relativistic, dynamic, and environmental results led by College Researcher Perttu Lantto.

The venture goals to develop environment friendly approaches to mannequin NMR parameters in massive molecular programs at actual bodily situations. That is achieved by combining state-of-the-art quantum chemical (QC) strategies at relativistic stage for heavy-element containing programs with atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations using trendy semi-empirical and machine studying (ML) approaches. The work is carried out in shut collaboration with native and worldwide experimental NMR researchers, the place modeling is important half offering predictions and microscopic interpretations of experimental observations. As a post-doctoral researcher, you’ll give attention to creating QM/MD/ML-methods for big length- and time-scale simulations in new porous supplies. The developed approaches may have nice influence on supplies NMR research.

Required {qualifications} and evaluation

It’s essential to have a accomplished doctoral diploma in physics, chemistry, supplies science, or a associated subject, and present a visual scientific profile. We anticipate you to have expertise in first rules modelling and/or MD simulations. Additionally, some data of ML potentials in atomistic simulations is an asset. Robust pc expertise together with fundamental Linux/Unix data, shell scripting, and mastery of at the very least one related programming language (e.g., Python, Fortran, C/C++) is required for achievement within the venture.

Fluent English, good communication and teamwork expertise are required. Additional, demonstrated potential in buying supplementary (extramural) funding, and educating expertise shall be taken as a advantage when selecting the scientist. When assessing the applicant’s {qualifications}, points to be thought of will embody scientific publications, thesis supervision, exercise within the scientific group, sensible familiarity with the sector in query, scientific work overseas, and different worldwide actions.

As a part of the NMR Analysis Unit, the duties embody supervising scientific analysis of BSc, MSc and doctoral college students. As well as, participation in educating throughout the physics curriculum and buying analysis funding are naturally anticipated.

What we provide

  • We give you a spot in a extremely proficient analysis group, working to unravel important analysis issues within the subject of NMR.
  • Wellness profit ePassi overlaying sport, tradition and well-being. Learn extra about different workers advantages. 
  • Improvement and profession choices of the large group.
  • Work that issues and a office that promotes flexibility and work-life stability. Learn extra about working with us .
  • Our Buddy Programme  and Partner Community  assist you and close-ones in settling into Oulu.
  • We’ve got a HR Excellence in Analysis  -quality label which is a recognition awarded by the European Fee for the event of researchers’ working situations and careers. 
  • Finland is without doubt one of the most livable nations on the planet, with a top quality of life, security, glorious schooling system, and aggressive economic system. Learn extra about dwelling in Oulu .


The place is fastened time period for two years ranging from 1.1.2024, or as quickly as doable thereafter. 

The wage shall be based mostly on the degrees 5-6 of the demand stage chart for college–stage educating and analysis workers of Finnish universities. As well as, a wage part based mostly on private work efficiency shall be paid (most of fifty.0% of the job-specific part). The wage is thus in observe roughly 3700–4300 € per 30 days (earlier than taxes), relying on the appointee’s {qualifications} and expertise.

A six-month trial interval shall be efficient at first of the two-year contract.

Utility Process

Purposes, along with all related enclosures, needs to be submitted utilizing the digital software kind by October 15, 2023, 23:59 (Finnish native time). The applying needs to be written in English and embody the next:

1) Transient curriculum vitae in English

2) Record of publications in worldwide peer-reviewed journals

3) Transient description of analysis deserves

4) Transient (1-2 pages) analysis and motion plan in English

5) Contact info of two individuals who could also be requested to present a press release of the candidate

The eligible candidates becoming finest within the profile anticipated for the place shall be invited to a distant interview. All candidates shall be notified throughout the choice course of.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, reminiscent of individuals of various ages, completely different genders and members of various language, cultural or minority teams.

For additional info relating to the filling of this publish:

College Researcher Perttu Lantto, NMR Analysis Unit, College of Oulu,

tel. +358 2944 81312,

e-mail: perttu.lantto(at)

Kind of employment: Non permanent place
Contract kind: Full time
First day of employment: 1.1.2024
Wage: 3700 – 4300 € / month earlier than taxes
Variety of positions: 1
Full-time equal: 100%
Metropolis: Oulu
County: Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Nation: Finland
Reference quantity: 2023/418

  • Perttu Lantto, +358294481312
  • Revealed: 2023-09-15
    Final software date: 2023-10-15


    Analysis Area
    Years of Analysis Expertise
    4 – 10

    Analysis Area
    Years of Analysis Expertise
    4 – 10

    Analysis Area
    Pc science
    Years of Analysis Expertise
    4 – 10

    Analysis Area
    Years of Analysis Expertise
    4 – 10

    Analysis Area
    Pc science
    Years of Analysis Expertise
    4 – 10

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