Germany: Germany: PhD Scholarships in Biology, Physics, or Chemistry

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The International Helmholtz Research School
“Biophysics and Soft Matter” (BioSoft) offers positions for graduate
students in Biology, Physics, or Chemistry (leading to a Ph.D. within 3
years) who will be employed at the Research Centre Juelich or at one of
the cooperating universities in Koeln and Duesseldorf. The research
school provides an intense training in Biophysics and Soft Matter, as
well as soft skills. A comprehensive framework of experimental and
theoretical tools that will enable Ph.D. students to gain deeper
understanding into the structure, dynamics, and function of complex
systems, in particular those related to living systems. (Find more
information on our website:

The PhD project can be selected out of the following topics/methods:

  • Complex Fluids
  • Colloid and Polymer Physics
  • Dynamics of Macromolecules
  • Supramolecular and Amphiphilic Self-Assembly
  • Flow Dynamics and Microfluidics
  • Bioelectronics and Biomechanics
  • Cell Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Cellular Signaling Pathways
  • Receptor-Ligand Interactions
  • Artificial and Biological Membranes
  • Single-Molecule Detection and Manipulation
  • Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Computer Simulations
  • NMR
  • AFM
  • micropipette aspiration, and many more.

The International Helmholtz Research School offers positions for graduate students (leading to a Ph.D.) for 3 years.

  • The Research School is open to highly qualified and motivated applicants from all countries.
  • Applicants should hold a Master’s or other degree comparable to a German University Diploma in biological, chemical or physical sciences, and preferentially be under 27 years of age.
  • The teaching
    language is English; sufficient command of the language is required for
    acceptance. Linguistic proficiency can be demonstrated by taking a
    standardised test (e.g., the TOEFL).
  • Selected applicants will be invited for an interview with faculty members.
  • The Research School is committed to an equal opportunity policy. We
    therefore welcome and encourage the application of qualified female

For immediate consideration for this position please submit your
application with certified copies of relevant grades and a completed
application form to Dr. Thorsten Auth: biosoft[ at ] You
will find further information and the application form on our website: Applications without the application form cannot
be processed!

Dr. Thorsten Auth
Coordinator IHRS BioSoft
Institute for Solid State Research (IFF)
Research Centre Juelich
D-52425 Juelich (Germany)
biosoft[ at ]


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