Postdoctoral position in materials design / machine learning

The group of Prof. J.R. Schmidt at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a talented and motivated candidate to fill an open postdoctoral position. The position involves an exciting opportunity to apply a combination of machine learning and quantum chemistry techniques for the design of photo initiator complexes. This work will be conducted in close collaboration with a synthetic colleague (Prof. Tehshik Yoon) and an industrial sponsor.


  • PhD in theoretical chemistry or a related scientific disciple is required.
  •  An ideal candidate will also have:
    •  Prior experience with machine learning techniques
    • Prior experience with modern electronic structure methods
    • Basic coding and scripting abilities (e.g. Python, C++…)

To be considered, please send a cover letter with a summary of research experience and a CV with a full list of publications together with names and contact details of two references to Prof. Schmidt at

Initial appointment is for one year, renewable upon mutual agreement.