Bert L. de Groot
Phone:+49 551 201-2308


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Ph. D. Student or Postdoc

Job offer from May 02, 2017

The Computational Biomolecular Dynamics Research Group at the Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics aims at an understanding of the physics and function of proteins, protein complexes, and other biomolecular structures at the atomic level through molecular dynamics simulations and invites applications as

Ph.D. Student or Postdoc
(Code number 20-17)

for the project

Collective Dynamics Underlying Protein Allostery

The hosting lab has made significant recent progress in deciphering collective motions underlying allosteric transitions in protein-protein recognition as well as cooperativity in substrate binding. The objective is to investigate how widespread the identified mechanisms are and thus to answer the question if these represent a generally employed class of allostery. The successful candidate has a keen interest in computational molecular biophysics and skills in structural biology, physical chemistry, statistical mechanics and biocomputing and holds a Master's (or equivalent) or Ph.D. degree in any of these or a related field.

The Ph.D. Student will have the chance to participate in one of several available Ph.D. programs, with three years funding and a possibility of extension, in collaboration with the University of Göttingen.

The Postdoc position is limited to two years with a possible extension.

The payment and benefits are based on the German TVöD guidelines.

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. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Please send your application including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, and publication record (if applicable) preferably as one single PDF file via e-mail until May 31, 2017 to

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Department of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Computational Biomolecular Dynamics Research Group
Prof. Dr. Bert de Groot
Am Fassberg 11
D-37077 Göttingen

Phone       +49 551 201-2300

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