Open PhD and Postdoc positions in theoretical and computational biophysics at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
The Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics, headed by Helmut Grubmüller, is looking for people interested in contributing to following projects: Theory and Algorithms for Structure Determination from Ultrafast Single Molecule X-FEL Diffraction or Fluctuation-Correlation X-Ray Scattering. The aim of both projects is to develop Bayesian or Deep Learning methods to obtain high-resolution molecular structures and dynamics from sparse and noisy experimental data.
We also have openings for exciting MD projects on: Ribosomal Translation: Molecular Mechanisms and Antibiotics; Statistical Mechanics and Function of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins; Optimal Free Energy and Entropy Calculations; Markovian Free Energy Models of F-ATP Synthase Function; Fast Multipole Based Constant pH Methods.
The successful candidate has a keen interest and strong skills in computational biomolecular physics, skills in structural biology, statistical mechanics, and scientific computing, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and collaboration with experimental groups.
PhD candidates hold (or expect to complete soon) a Masters or equivalent degree; Postdocs hold a PhD or equivalent degree in any of these or a related field. PhD students will have the opportunity to participate in one of several available PhD programs, with four years funding, in collaboration with the University of Göttingen. Masters students aiming at a fast track PhD are also welcome. The Postdoc position is limited to two years with a possibility of extension. Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD (wage agreement for public service employees) guidelines. The starting date is flexible. The group language is English, so no German language skills are required – but it’s a great opportunity for you to learn German!
Please visit the department website for further details: https://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/grubmueller