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Prof. Dr. Rebecca Wade

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PhD and postdoc positions in the Molecular and Cellular Modelling group

We are seeking highly motivated scientists to join the Molecular and Cellular Modelling group at HITS as a PhD student or postdoctoral research associate. The PhD student will enroll at Heidelberg University.

HITS was established in 2010 by the 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 sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software.  HITS offers a highly interdisciplinary scientific environment, with research fields ranging from molecular biology to astrophysics, strong computational and data science expertise, as well as excellent computational facilities. The institute is located on the Villa Bosch campus not far from the historic centre of Heidelberg. HITS provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for cutting-edge research, with scientists coming from more than 20 countries and collaborations with academic and industry partners. HITS is an equal opportunity employer.

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 to molecular and Brownian dynamics simulations (see  http://www.h-its.org/mcm).

The postdoc will work in the Human Brain Projekt on the development of molecular-level tools for multiscale brain simulation and their implementation in EBRAINS.  The PhD student will carry out research on the development and application of molecular modelling and simulation methods for studying drug-polymer, drug-protein or protein-protein interactions.

The postdoc will work in the Human Brain Project on the development of molecular-level tools for multiscale brain simulation and their implementation in EBRAINS.  The PhD student will carry out research on the development and application of molecular modelling and simulation methods for studying drug-polymer, drug-protein or protein-protein interactions.

Applicants for the postdoc position must hold a doctorate in computational biophysics, molecular biotechnology, scientific computing or a related field. Applicants for the PhD position should possess a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biotechnology or a related discipline. Candidates should preferably have a strong theoretical background, experience in biomolecular modelling and simulation, possess excellent programming skills, and have a genuine interest in interdisciplinary research.  Strong communication skills are required.

The positions are available from February 2020 onwards.

To apply, please submit the following documents in a single pdf file at this link.

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

The application deadline is 15.01.2021.

Please note that applications not submitted via the online system cannot be considered.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Rebecca Wade.

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