Research Overview

We develop theoretical methods and computer programs for studying the electronic structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of molecules and solids. The focus of our activities is on density-functional methods and their relation to wavefunction techniques. We also use electronic structure methods to solve practical problems of chemistry, spectroscopy, and materials science.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

Applications are invited for one position of Postdoctoral Research Associate. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of extension. The objective is to extend our method for computing Kohn–Sham potentials to correlated wavefunctions other than CASSCF. The research is a collaboration with an industrial partner and will be co-funded by the Mitacs Accelerate program. The salary is highly competitive. Requirements: PhD granted no earlier than 2015; extensive programming experience with at least one quantum-chemistry program. Qualified candidates are encouraged to contact me by e-mail for further details.

Graduate Student Positions

I am hiring MSc and PhD students for start in 2021 or later. If you are interested in joining my group, view Western's admission requirements and then apply by following these steps. You do not have to contact me before applying, but feel free to do so if you have any specific questions.

All students admitted to our graduate program receive full financial support. In addition, external scholarships of up to $50,000 per year (Vanier, OGS) are available to strong applicants, both from Canada and abroad. If you have a strong academic record and wish to join my group, I will be happy to nominate you and support your application for these scholarships.

Contact Info
Prof. Viktor N. Staroverov
Department of Chemistry
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada