Germany: PhD Position in Biomedical Systems

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PhD Position in Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Biochemical Systems, University Stuttgart, Germany

Cluster of Excellence in Simulation Technology

Universität Stuttgart with its 20,000 students and 7,000 employees is one of the leading European Research Universities with a main focus on engineering and natural sciences. Universität Stuttgart is committed to excellent basic and applied research and interdisciplinary academic education. The excellence initiative of the German state and federal governments has approved the funding of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 310 Simulation Technology (SimTech) at Universität Stuttgart ( In this context, the newly established Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology (SRC SimTech) is asking for applications for scientists at the Postdoc level and PhD students to pursue research in future-orientated research fields.

PhD position in the area of molecular dynamics simulations of biochemical systems

We are searching for a highly motivated person to investigate biological receptors (TNF) on the cell membrane by means of molecular dynamics simulations in the course of a PhD project. The understanding of the receptor function will aid the development of anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory drugs. The project includes method and code development in the area of free-energy simulations.

Candidates should have a background in chemistry, physics, biology, or related disciplines and should have a strong interest in computer simulations and program development. Excellent English skills are a pre-requisite.

We offer participation at international conferences, advanced training in different fields of simulation technology, as well as a possible stay abroad for three months in a collaborating institute. Salary according to TV-L 13/2.

Applications should be sent (preferably via email) to Junior Professor Dr. Johannes Kaestner (kaestner[ at ], Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, Pfaffenwaldring 55, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany.

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Postdoc and PhDs are expected to participate actively in the SimTech Teaching Programmes and Industry Transfer Concepts.

Universität Stuttgart wishes to increase the proportion of female academic staff and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications from women. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

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