Interested in Joining the Group?

Motivated students and postdocs in the field of theoretical chemistry, computational chemistry, computational materials science, and materials informatics are always welcome to apply for a position in the group. Our lab offers a home for both application and method development. One of the cornerstones of the group is to provide a stimulating environment that allows its members to develop their full potential, excel professionally, and contribute to the advancement of both science and engineering. So, if you think you would fit in, then don’t be shy.

Prerequisites for Grad Students & Postdocs

In order to be a viable match for the group, all applicants for grad student and postdoc positions should meet the following prerequisites:

  • a basic understanding of the theory, modeling, or simulation of molecular or condensed matter systems
  • motivation for and dedication to the research in the group

The following are highly desirable qualifications beyond those prerequisites:

  • hands-on research experience with a computational chemistry program package
  • hands-on programming experience in Python, C/C++, Fortran and/or Julia, ideally in the context of chemistry, physics, machine learning, or any other scientific codes

Please contact Johannes for more information about job opportunities.

Current Job Openings

Postdoctoral position in computational quantum chemistry at the University at Buffalo, SUNY
(posted: 2014-08-18)

The group of Prof. Johannes Hachmann at the University at Buffalo (UB) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of computational quantum chemistry, with a focus on designing molecular catalysts and catalytic reactions, e.g., for solar water splitting. The successful candidate will spearhead the UB Solar Fuel Project and the group’s research in organocatalysis. This work will connect to the virtual high-throughput screening, Big Data, and machine learning efforts pursued in the group (which is also part of the New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics). Interactions with the other theory groups at UB are encouraged.

The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, material science, chemical engineering, or a closely related discipline with a specialization in theory or modeling. Candidates without significant experience in computational quantum chemistry or molecular modeling will not be considered. Project-related background and interests, i.e., in computational catalysis, coordination chemistry, or transition metal chemistry are highly desirable. At least basic experience in scientific coding (e.g., in Python, C/C++, Fortran, Julia) is required. The successful candidate is expected to take on leadership responsibilities, show personal initiative, participate in graduate and undergraduate student mentoring, support collaborations with experimentalist partners, and fulfill project administration functions. Independence, creativity, and reliability are valued qualities, as are a positive attitude, motivation, team-work ability, and communication skills. Senior applicants with prior postdoctoral experience and an ambition to pursue a research career will be preferred. The initial appointment is for one year.

Suitable candidates interested in this position are encouraged to apply by submitting (in one pdf document) a short personal statement explaining their scientific interests and a detailed CV including the contact information of at least three references. This application, or questions about the position, should be sent by email to Johannes Hachmann at ( Alternatively, the following link to UBJobs can be used:
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Johannes Hachmann
Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics
612 Furnas Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

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