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Advertising division: IAS-5 - Computational Biomedicine
Reference number: D082/2017, Physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or computer science

PhD positions: Computational Biomedicine in Neuroscience

PI: Prof. Dr. Paolo Carloni

Aim and Scope: 

The Institute of Computational Biomedicine IAS-5/INM-9 at the Jülich Research Center ( uses and develops high performance computing-based multiscale simulations to investigate key molecular events for neuronal function and dysfunction.

We are currently searching qualified PhD students with a master in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or computer science, who will investigate:

  • Development and applications of HPC-based QM/MM methods
  • development/coding of hybrid molecular mechanics/coarse grain models
  • ligands binding to non-coding RNA
  • modeling of chemical sensory perception
  • GPCR activation mechanisms 

Experience with UNIX-like operating systems and programming along with a good knowledge of the English language are required.

We offer a position in a creative and international environment with the opportunity to work in a unique interdisciplinary team. The projects will be carried out in close collaborations with experimental labs. Payment of the PhD fellow will be based on salary grade EG 13 (50%) Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

The Jülich Research Center is one of the largest research centers in Germany, with excellent scientific equipment and leading European computational resources, located on a green campus, and near the cultural centers Köln, Düsseldorf, and Aachen.

The PhD positions are available for 3 years.

Applications should include CV and the names of at least two people to be contacted as references. They should be sent to Search will continue until the positions are filled.