We are looking for a postdoctoral associate with a strong background in quantum chemistry and method development to work in the group of Dr. Libor Veis at J. Heyrovský  Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague.

The successful candidate will be involved in the development, implementation, and application of DMRG-based electronic structure methods for molecules with strongly correlated electrons. In particular, he/she will focus on the scalable implementation of the multiconfigurational adiabatic connection approach for dynamic correlation within the DMRG model, and/or DFT embedding of DMRG calculations.

The initial contract period will be for 1 year with a possible extension to up to 3 years and with the possibility of research stays in collaborating groups (Poland, USA).

Starting date: January 2023 (can be negotiated)


  • PhD in physics or chemistry
  • expertise in quantum chemistry and method development
  • expertise in C++/Python programming
  • good publication record (4+ publications in high-impact journals)
  • experience with parallel programming is most welcome

Eligibility criteria

To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to recruitment@jh-inst.cas.cz. Please, write in the subject line of your email SC2022_29.


  • 25 days paid leave of absence (holidays) per year + 3 days of paid sick-leave in addition  to the statutory insurance
  • Flexible working-time, the possibility of part-time work, work-life balance
  • Lunch vouchers
  • Subsidy for sports and cultural activities
  • Recreation subsidy, recreation subsidy for children
  • Possibility of attending children groups of the CAS
  • Possibility to use discounts in recreation centers of the CAS
  • Sports goods rental, free parking, trade union library
  • Language courses
  • Accommodation facilities
  • Attractive location
  • Health and social insurance paid mandatory by the institute

Selection Process

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