Research positions at HITS for scientists from Ukraine

2. March 2022

The war in Ukraine is causing a humanitarian catastrophe. At HITS we are particularly concerned about the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues in Ukraine’s universities and other academic institutions and the disastrous effect it will have on the lives of thousands of displaced students and scholars.

We have been asking ourselves what we as a basic research institute can do to support our colleagues in Ukraine and carried out a short survey among our group leaders. As a result, we are glad to announce that the following groups would consider applications from suitably qualified scientists at different levels, ranging from internships to guest scientist positions:

Computational Carbon Chemistry
Computational Molecular Evolution
Data Mining and Uncertainty Quantification
Groups and Geometry
Molecular Biomechanics
Molecular and Cellular Modeling
Scientific Databases and Visualization

If you have contact with or know of suitable candidates, please get in touch with us at

Apart from that we will continue to explore other ways of assistance and will be announcing further details as they come along.

In the meantime, thanks to all those who have offered their support – it is very much appreciated.

About HITS

HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

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