PhD Student or Postdoc  (f/m/d)

Job Code: 06-20

Job Offer from March 11, 2020

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.

The research group of Computational Biomolecular Dynamics (Prof. Dr. Bert de Groot) invites applications for a position as

PhD Student or Postdoc (f/m/d)
(Code number 06-20)

for the projects

Gating Mechanisms and Regulation of Ion Permeation in Potassium Channels –

– Alchemical free energy calculations in protein and ligand design –

The successful candidate for either position has a keen interest and strong skills in computational molecular biophysics and skills in structural biology, physical chemistry, statistical mechanics and biocomputing, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborative research.

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 and a possibility of extension, 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 TVöD guidelines. The starting date is flexible.

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.

Interested? Submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, and publication record preferably via e-mail as one single PDF file to

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Research Group „Computational Biomolecular Dynamics“
Prof. Dr. Bert de Groot
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen

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