A graduate-student PhD position and a postdoctoral position are available in the computational chemistry and materials science group of Prof. Bryan M. Wong at the University of California-Riverside.

The graduate student/postdoc will carry out large-scale DFT calculations as well as develop new methods for understanding electron dynamics in nanoscale materials for light-harvesting and energy applications. Specifically, the position will involve simulating the generation, evolution, and dynamics of electronic excitations in molecules, condensed phases, and nanoscale materials with first principles methods such as real-time time-dependent density functional theory (RT-TDDFT).

We are a highly-published multidisciplinary group located in sunny southern California, with an interest in chemistry and material science of large systems. A website of our interests and publications can be found at:


The graduate student/postdoc will:

Run calculations using standard and non-standard ab initio and quantum codes.
Modify, develop code as needed using Fortran, C, and/or CUDA.
Write journal articles on developed methods, calculations, and results.
Attend conferences and present work.

For more information, contact Prof. Bryan Wong at bryan.wong (at) ucr.edu
To apply, please send a CV describing past/current research, publications, and a list of 2-3 references.