PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m/d)

The Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry and Experimental Medicine in Göttingen are internationally leading research institutes of exceptional scientific breadth, which will merge in 2022 to become the largest institute of the Max Planck Society. The new institute will comprise more than 40 research groups and employ around 1,000 people from over 50 nations.
The Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics (Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller) invites applications for a position as

PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m/d)

for molecular dynamics simulations based projects in the areas

• 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
• The Dynasome: Classifying protein motions

The successful candidate for either position has a keen interest and strong skills in computational biomolecular physics, 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 German Public Service Payscale (TVöD Bund) 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!
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Interested? Submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via E-Mail as single PDF file. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Department „Theoretical and Computational Biophysics“
Prof. Dr. Helmut Grubmüller
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen Germany
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