• Two PhD positions in Computational Biophysics are available

    One position is focused on multi-scale modeling of excitation energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes. The respective research will involve density functional theory, molecular dynamics as well as quantum dynamical simulations. This project is in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Marcus Elstner at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

    The other position is focused on the modeling of membrane proteins and especially on transport across bacterial membranes using molecular dynamics simulations. This project is in close collaboration with experimental groups in Bremen and the UK.

    The group of Prof. Ulrich Kleinekathöfer is located at  Jacobs University Bremen, a private, state-accredited, English-language research university. The research group focuses on modeling dynamical process in (bio)molecular systems using quantum and classical approaches and especially combinations thereof. Molecular simulations of light-harvesting complexes and membrane proteins are at the center of the research.

    The successful candidates should hold a master degree in theoretical physics, theoretical biophysics or theoretical chemistry (potentially with an experience in high-performance computer simulations of biological systems). Solid knowledge in the theory of molecular systems and skills in molecular dynamics simulations are highly desirable. Proficiency in scripting and programming, in particular analysis tools, would be beneficial. A good command of English is essential, both as the local working language and because of our international collaborations.The positions are available immediately and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of two referees by e-mail to Prof. Ulrich Kleinekathöfer at u.kleinekathoefer@jacobs-university.de

  • Highly motivated and interested undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral candidates who feel their research interests are particularly aligned with the main research areas of the group are encouraged to contact Prof. Ulrich Kleinekathöfer.