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Prof. Dr. Rebecca Wade


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PhD position (m/f/d) in the Molecular and Cellular Modelling (MCM) group

HITS is looking to fill a 
PhD position in the Molecular and Cellular Modelling (MCM) group 
The Molecular and Cellular Modeling group is an interdisciplinary research group that works on the development and application of computer-aided methods to model and simulate biomolecular interactions. The focus is on proteins and the computational approaches are mostly based on the three-dimensional structures of macromolecules. Techniques cover a wide spectrum from interactive, web-based visualization tools through machine learning to molecular and Brownian dynamics simulations.

Your role
The PhD student will carry out research on the development and application of molecular modelling and simulation methods for studying drug-protein, peptide-protein or protein-protein interactions
What qualifies you for this job
Applicants should possess a master’s degree in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biotechnology, or a related discipline. Candidates should preferably have a strong theoretical background, have experience in biomolecular modelling and simulation, possess excellent programming skills, and have a genuine interest in interdisciplinary research.  Strong communication skills are required.

The environment of this job 

 You will work in a highly interdisciplinary research Group led by Prof Dr. Rebecca Wade. You will be based at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, where you will find first-class research environment and outstanding computational infrastructure, and a generous research budget. 
 We offer:

  • An international and thriving work environment.
  • Extensive social benefits, such as:
    • Subsidized cafeteria meals
    • Job ticket 
    • Allowance for further training and career development
    • Company pension plan and additional health care benefits
    • 30 days of paid vacation
    • Family-friendly working environment 

Learn more about Working at HITS
Informal enquiries on the post may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Rebecca Wade
Closing date for this position is 31.10.2022. The starting date is January 2023, negotiable.
To apply, please submit the following documents in a single PDF 

  • Cover letter, including your motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references.
  • Summary of research accomplishments 

HITS gGmbH stands for equal opportunities and we strongly believe that our research benefits from inclusive and diverse teams.

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