Welcome to the Saalfrank Group

An artistic visualization of a laser pulse hitting an ammonia molecule adsorbed on a Cu(111) surface
Image: Tillmann Klamroth


Klausur Datum Uhrzeit Ort
Wiederholungsklausur Mathematik für Lehramt Chemie Mittwoch, 07.04.2021 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr 2.25.B1.01, 2.25.F0.01, 2.25.F1.01
Wiederholungsklausur Theoretische Chemie I Donnerstag, 08.04.2020 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr 2.25.B1.01

Job opportunities

Dear All,

applications for two PhD positions in the Theoretical Chemistry group of Prof. Peter Saalfrank are invited at the Institute of Chemistry of University of Potsdam, Germany.

Position 1: "An ab initio molecular dynamics and correlation function approach to dissipative adsorbate vibrational spectroscopy"

Position 2: "Laser-driven electron dynamics in molecules"

Both positions are to be filled as soon as possible, for a duration of the appointment of 3 years. Both are funded by the "German Research Council" (DFG), at a Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 67%.



The positions imply the opportunity for a PhD thesis in Theoretical Chemistry,  on the topics formulated above. The positions involve teaching duties to a small extent in order to fulfill the prerequisites for obtaining a PhD at the University of Potsdam.



The successful candidates are expected to hold a master degree or comparable in chemistry or physics or related fields. Experience in programming and / or familiarity with quantum chemical software is a plus.


For further information, please contact

Prof. Peter Saalfrank 
University of Potsdam, Germany 
E-Mail: peter.saalfrank@uni-potsdam.de
(for projects 1 and 2)


apl. Prof. Tillmann Kamroth
University of Potsdam, Germany
E-Mail: tillmann.klamroth@uni-potsdam.de
(for project 2)


Please send your application until November 30, 2020, either electronically  or by regular mail to 

Prof. Peter Saalfrank
Chemistry Department
University of Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
14476 Potsdam, Germany
E-Mail: peter.saalfrank@uni-potsdam.de